Student Wellbeing can be defined as, a sustainable state of positive mood and attitude, resilience and satisfaction with self, relationships and experiences at school. Efforts to promote student wellbeing require a whole-school rather than a siloed approach.
WHSC Commitment to Supporting our Students
As part of our commitment to student wellbeing, Wheelers Hill Secondary College employs a Student Wellbeing Team to provide local and ongoing support for a range of issues. The student wellbeing team is made up of two wellbeing coordinators, one at each sub school:
Department Counsellors and Psychologists are also available as appropriate.
Collectively, the student wellbeing team brings a wealth of experience in supporting our students navigate their way through the various social and emotional challenges they may face. We offer a supportive and preventative approach to Student Wellbeing.
Challenges faced by students may include:
The wellbeing team at Wheelers Hill offers a range of personalised support to our students and their families such as, individual counselling for students, referral to external support services, positive mental health promotion and relevant school-wide student wellbeing programs, financial support for families in need and consultation with parents regarding the learning, behavioural, social or emotional concerns of their child.
Programs offered at the college to enhance connectedness and positive wellbeing include:
FURTHER SUPPORT For more information on adolescent health and wellbeing, Headspace offers a variety of valuable resources, links, contacts and fact sheets for students and parents, which can be found at the following link: http://www.headspace.org.au For immediate support and counselling, please contact the following organisations:
13 11 14
Kids Help Line
1800 55 1800
1800 650 890
1300 224 636
Monash Youth and Family Services
 Australian Catholic University and Erebus International (2008) Scoping study into approaches to student wellbeing: Literature review. Report to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations: Canberra