STUDENT WELBEING PROGRAM
The Student Welbeing Program provides support to students, their families and College staff. The program provides a holistic service encompassing College and home life to help students navigate their way through their senior years at school and the transition from school to work. The program provides guidance on values and ethical matters as well as supporting students in dealing with matters of human relationships, bereavement and loss, family breakdown and other crisis situations.
The Student Support Officer (SSO), is a qualified Youth Worker with substantial experience in supporting young people. The SSO is able to assist students and parents with gaining access to a variety of services in the community and providing advocacy where appropriate. Through the program our students and their parents can access service such as counselling and advice on legal matters, accommodations support, Centrelink payments support, financial guidance and many others.
The Student Support Officer has established a network of services such as Headspace Maitland, Samaritans Youth Accommodation, Catholic Care, Youth off the Streets, Hunter Community Legal Centre and many other community services which can offer professional guidance and support.
The Student Wellbeing Program has guest presenters who conduct workshops on issues that help educate our students on matters such as Safe Celebrating, Safe Partying, Good Mental Health, and Safe Driving.
Click here for Information for parents.
Student Support Officer can be contacted at the College by calling 49322400
Our Learning Support Teacher works with students who require additional support to achieve successful outcomes.
The Learning Support Teacher works with the student and their family to identify supports that the College can provide to students. Examples of support include
additional time for exams and assessments
small group exam supervision
in-class and tutorial support
reader or writer
enlarging or printing reading material on coloured paper
use of technology such as voice recognition and reading pens
software screen reading
use of ramps and height adjustment desks
The Learning Support Teacher helps to identify barriers to successful learning and develops a plan to help the student achieve their learning goals. The Learning Support Teacher works with other College teachers to support the student during class time and workshops.
The College supports students with disabilities who study HSC and VET courses through its Student Disability and Inclusiveness Policy. We may ask you to provide supporting documentation from your current doctor/medical specialist to access disability support services at the College. If you require learning support, the College will assess your support needs and will make provision through a study program, reasonable adjustment to assessment, and special equipment or workplace arrangements.
Additional literacy and numeracy support is available by contacting our English and Maths teachers.