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:
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
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.
Supporting students and teachers with Wellbeing related curriculum in the classroom.
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:
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.
Provide opportunities for students to assist and participate in programs to build and learn new skills
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.