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Well-being team

Student success at school is dependent on being in a safe supportive environment that is conducive to learning. Health and welfare are a priority at our school. The Wellbeing Framework for Schools helps schools support the cognitive, physical, social, emotional and spiritual development of students and allows them to connect, succeed and thrive throughout their education.

The well-being team provides many avenues of support and aims to ensure that every student is known, valued and cared for. Use the links provided as well as checking in with the well-being team. The well-being team consists of Head Teacher Welfare, Year Advisers, Deputies, Principal, Chaplain, Social Worker and School Counsellor who meet each week to ensure that all students are provided with the support that is needed for them to reach their potential.

Students are also allocated a mentor teacher whom they meet with every day during Connect time to act as their personal guide at Wyndham College. Read the Well-Being Policy for more information.

School Chaplaincy Program

The National School Chaplaincy Program (NSCP) is a Commonwealth-funded initiative to support the emotional wellbeing of students and the broader school community through the provision of pastoral care services.

The Program aims to support students through the provision of pastoral care services and the promotion of strategies that support the emotional wellbeing of students and the broader school community. Participation in the Program is voluntary for both schools and students.

School chaplains support the wellbeing of students by providing:

  • pastoral care services, and
  • strategies developed in consultation with the relevant school staff and school principal that support the wellbeing of the broader school community, for example: coordinating volunteering activities and support, breakfast clubs, lunch time activities, excursions, school incursions, and parent/carer workshops.

Social Worker

Wyndham College has a social worker student from Western Sydney University on staff ready to support students at the point of need. The school social work role is unique in its approach as it focuses on the student in the school environment in order to facilitate successful learning outcomes through the relief of distress, the removal of barriers or inequities, and the development of safe and inclusive schools and communities.

Our social worker student runs a breakfast club for students who would like to attend and meditation and relaxation sessions each week. 

Skillbot App

The Wyndham College Well-being team recommends that students download the Skillbot App which was developed by a youth homeless case worker to assist young people transitioning to independent living and help with some of the common, and sometimes unusual, queries they have.

Situations that most adults take for granted, need to be learned, such as how to fill in a rental lease agreement. Young people don’t always have someone to teach them these things. The Skillbot App is available for download for both android and iOS devices.

Life Ready Program 

Wyndham College delivers the Life Ready Program to Years 11 and 12. This is a mandatory 25-hour course designed to prepare and support senior students as they encounter situations related to health and safety as they become more independent and gain more responsibilities.

It focuses on offering opportunities for students to build the functional knowledge and skills for life post school.

Be You Program 

Wyndham College runs the Be You program throughout Year 11 and 12. Be You aims to transform Australia’s approach to supporting children’s and young people’s mental health in schools. The program offers a flexible, whole learning community approach to well-being through 5 modules endorsed by Beyond Blue

Streetsmart Program 

Wyndham College provides opportunities for students to participate in the Streetsmart program which aims to assist young people through the sometimes complex issues which confront their lives.

Neighbourhood Watch Australiasia together with NSW Police have put together the Streetsmart Handbook for students to reference any time they want.

Useful Links 

  • Beyond Blue - support with anxiety, depression and suicide prevention 
  • Reachout -  helps under 25s with everyday questions through to tough times
  • Kidshelpline - free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.
  • Headspace - centres around Australia can help with mental and physical health, alcohol and other drugs, and work and study. Visits are free and confidential.
  • esafety.gov.au website - a comprehensive, dynamic and interactive online safety hub for Australians.
  • Child Safety Handbook - NSW Police Legacy produced this resource emphasising prevention.
  • Niggle - online personalised information, videos, podcasts, quizzes and tips to help you tame your niggles.