Wellbeing Team

Our policies and supporting procedures affirm we are a ‘well school community’.

Mental, physical and emotional wellbeing are essential pre-conditions for successful learning: this is our strongly held view. We expect each person in our school to understand, value and actively promote the wellbeing of all members of our community. To support this view, we have an experienced Wellbeing Team consisting of a Wellbeing Leader, two social workers, a provisional psychologist and a Defence Student Mentor.

The role of this team is to work closely with students, families, Learning Community Leaders, Learning Mentors and our Diverse Learning Needs Unit.

Our team also provides links with external specialists, health professionals and agencies.

Self Regulation Spaces

We have three self regulation spaces: the Wellbeing office and two sensory rooms. Any child can go to these areas if feeling overwhelmed or anticipating they would benefit from some time out and away from the classroom. They use the room to regenerate, to reset.

There is a clear – respectful – line of site into the rooms, and our Diverse Learning Team work with students throughout.

These rooms are in Duffy (Year 8) and Nganala (Year 9). However, we have plenty of break-out rooms in the Aquinas (Science) and Mercy (Year 12) Centres. The Wellbeing office is always welcoming, though appointments are preferred.

 

Contact

Leader Louise Symons  |  02 6043 5564

Social Workers Hayley Paynter  |  Carl Rogalski

Provisional Psychologist Rebecca Artis

Australia Defence Force Transition Mentor Carl Rogalski |  ADF and Catholic College