Wellbeing Vision

The Wellbeing Team

As pictured: (from back, L-R) Ayuel Madind- Community Liasion Officer, Julie Kelly– Wellbeing Support (Primary and Secondary), Karen Macaulay – Counsellor (Primary & Secondary), Sahra Dupuy- Student Wellbeing Co-ordinator (Primary and Secondary), Eliza Kelly– Social Media Policy Officer, Bronwyn Raffaut- Mental Health Practioner, Detta Gordon- Assistant Principal Whole College Wellbeing, (front L-R) Tanja Van Langenberg- Psychologist, Liz Nguyen- Speech Pathologist (Primary and Secondary), Annette Wilkinson- Wellbeing Administration, Lelania Currie- Counsellor (Primary and Secondary), Suellen James- Adolescent Health Nurse Secondary

Not photographed: Elizabeth Frampton (Community lawyer) and Christine Fletcher (Speech Assistant), (Youth Worker)

Narre Warren South P-12 College is committed to providing a safe, secure and stimulating learning environment for all students. We are a Positive Behaviour School. We have high expectations of our students to demonstrate integrity and respect in their relationships with all members of the school and broader community. We embrace diversity in all its forms and strive to be an inclusive environment where students feel comfortable and confident to be themselves, and to seek help when they need it. The College believes that students can only reach their full educational potential when they are happy, healthy and safe, and when there is a positive College culture to engage and support them in their learning. Our College acknowledges that student wellbeing and student learning outcomes are inextricably linked. As a College, we adopt the wellbeing frameworks of KidsMatter/MindMatters, supported by the Principals Australia Institute and Beyond Blue. Furthermore, we are a Safe Schools Coalition member school, We are a UN Human Rights school and we have are lead school in the DET Respectful Relationships program. We have a doctor and nurse onsite from Casey Gate Medical Clinic every Friday..

At Narre Warren South P-12 College, we are fortunate to offer a highly skilled and approachable Wellbeing Team who manage and oversee referrals to other services and agencies, as well as coordinate and run events and programs that support our students’ mental health and wellbeing. Our Wellbeing Team strive for excellence in our delivery of support services to students and we have a steadfast commitment to each and every person. Our team have forged a large range of community partnerships to support students and families, and we work closely with the local council to deliver a range of opportunities and supportive pathways. These programs and partnerships are listed in the Wellbeing Partnerships and Programs section.

Speech Therapy

Speech therapy at Narre Warren South P-12 College aims to support students to communicate as independently and effectively as possible. The Speech Pathology team works closely with teachers and Education Support (ES) staff to support students to access the curriculum. Our therapy is dynamic, fun and engaging. We use a range of strategies and incorporate your child’s interests to help support learning. Our therapy helps to strengthen the language, communication, listening and play skills needed for academic and social success at school. Key focus areas include:

  • Articulation (the clarity of your child’s speech)
  • Receptive language (what your child understands of spoken language)
  • Expressive language (your child’s use of sentences and grammar)
  • Pragmatic language (how your child uses language in a social context to interact with others)
  • Fluency of speech
  • Literacy and phonological skills (the development of reading, writing and spelling skills)

If you have concerns about your child’s communication or academic skills, please contact your child’s teacher to make a referral.

Child Safe

Preventing child abuse is our collective responsibility; it must be embedded into our thinking, attitudes and practices. Narre Warren South P-12 College continues in its development towards an oragnisational culture that protects children from abuse and reflects its commitment to child safety.

Our Statement of Commitment to Child Safety can be found on the Pollicies page, as can our Child Safe Code of Conduct and other relevant policies and information, such as the Visitors and Volunteers Policies.

The information booklet below provides our College community with vital information on how we are meeting the requirements of Ministerial Order 870 – the Child Safe Standards.

If you have any questions in relation to the Child Safe Standards, please do not hesitate to contact the College on 9704 3333.

Further information about the Child Safe Standards can be found on the DET Victoria Website here Child Safe Standards

CHILD SAFE Community Information

The College has developed a comprehensive Student Wellbeing Policy that informs our practice and can be accessed here Student Wellbeing Policy

If you would like to know more, or to make any appointments with our Wellbeing Team, please contact the school on 9704 3333, or alternatively, you can email staff through Compass.