Saturday, February 17, 2018


Student Life


Student Wellbeing



At WSC the emphasis is on primary prevention and early intervention as the most effective means of enhancing the resilience of young people. We support our students to be the best they can be. 

“Students are better prepared for learning when they are healthy, safe and happy.”  

  WSC Wellbeing Policy Document


Therefore student welfare is a high priority at Wallan Secondary College.


The Wellbeing Program at WSC consists of:

  • Counselling
  • Groupwork
  • Team teaching
  • Networking / Referral with  specialist services
  • Advocacy
  • Chaplaincy

Generalist Counselling – using a solution focused model

For students, families and staff requiring support with personal/family issues, who are wanting to make positive changes in their lives. Home visits available.


Internal Support Services

  • OnPsych Psychologist, Kathy Carrozza
  • Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Regional Social Worker, Sharon Blackwell


Links with other Support Services 

  • FamilyCare
  • The Bridge
  • Youth Dimensions
  • Mitchell Community Health Service
  • Berry Street
  • Wallan Police
  • School Focused Youth Service
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS)
  • Professional providers
    e.g. Psychologists, Optometrists, Speech Pathologists, Doctors
  •  Other support services referral
    e.g. Youth Insearch


Groupwork - Good Grief ‘Seasons’ Program available as required

 Change and loss are issues that affect all of us at some stage in our lives. At WSC we recognise that when changes occur in families through death, separation,   divorce or related circumstances, young people may benefit from learning how to manage these changes effectively.


Team Teaching

Supporting students and teachers with Wellbeing related curriculum in the classroom.


Tackling Bullying

 A bully is someone who purposely hurts or overpowers others by using physical,     verbal, social or emotional means. 


Restorative Practices Approach

 A whole school approach to how we      respond to conflict by actively encouraging positive relationships, with the understanding that building relationships       enhances connectedness and resilience. This in turn increases protective factors.  We accomplish this by having restorative discussions with students focusing on 3  areas:

  •  What happened

          – Calmly without blaming

  • *Who was affected and how
  • *How can it be fixed – Problem Solving


Taking Positive Action

We encourage students to discuss and/or report issues between students so we can assist in a positive resolution that        supports the wellbeing of all students. Students are encouraged to speak with their teachers, home group teacher or wellbeing staff.


Wellbeing Events

 Provide opportunities for students to assist and participate in programs to build and learn new skills 

  • Lunchtime Activities
  • Drug Action Week
  • Harmony Week
  • Youth Week


Wellbeing Activities



  • Chillout/ games lunchtime activity
  • Pastoral Care for all year levels


Year 7 

  • Support from a Peer Support Leader
  • Brainstorm Productions - Anti-bullying  performance
  • Cyber safety awareness presentation


 Year 8 

  • Brainstorm Productions - Anti-bullying  performance
  • Anti-bullying presentation by local Police


 Year 9 

  • Cyber safety awareness presentation
  • “No Apologies” holistic life choices      program


Year 10 

  • “Keys Please” VicRoads Learner Awareness Parent/Student program
  • “Creating Conversations” - drug awareness parent/student forum


Year 11 

  • Opportunity to be a Peer Support Leader
  • Senior Lounge Lunchtime Club


Year 12 

  • Common Room
  • VCE/VET Study Area
  • Community Mentoring Program


Contact Us

 We extend an invitation to all parents/caregivers of students at WSC to           communicate with us in a way that meets your needs.  We understand the different lifestyles that are lead by families and so to cater for this we welcome you to contact us via email, phone or face to face. 


If you have any concerns or questions    regarding your child please do not hesitate to contact us and make an appointment.