Student Wellbeing

As educators, we know how closely our students’ learning is linked to their social and emotional health. By providing individual assistance and enjoyable wellbeing programs for all, we aim for success and engagement in all aspects of their lives. Nurturing the wellbeing of young people in our care, contributes positively to their academic success and helps develop a college environment that is respectful, safe, responsible and dedicated to helping students achieve their personal best.

This Committee meets each fortnight to plan proactive programs for all students and to plan assistance on an individual basis.

A highlight of College programs is Wellbeing Week, a whole school Health and Wellbeing Week, which occurs in Week 7, Term 3 with live music, Youth Service visits, a trivia quiz, staff versus students activities, SRC activities, a free dress day, positivity ambassadors, random acts of kindness, fairy floss, Year 8 Wellbeing Day, friendship bands, photo booth. There are also activities for staff.

Other proactive wellbeing programs include: a transition program for Year 7, Peer Support Leaders, Subject Leaders, camps and trips, Little Angels, BBQs, Cross Country, Winter Chillout, Class Conferences, Big Sister program, Girl Power, C³, Drumbeat, It’s Your Life, Youth Express, TAFE Tasters, Respect-Protect-Connect, Keys Please, Study Skills, Work Experience, Course Counselling, Peer Support Training, Mentoring, Fit2Drive, Party Safe and parent involvement and information evenings.

Our aim
Members of the Wellbeing Team are here to support all students, staff, parents and friends of Cheltenham Secondary College.
What we do
The Wellbeing Team is available to assist students on an individual basis and can help with issues such as:
  • Friendship Disputes
  • Family Issues
  • Transition to High School
  • Mental Health
  • Learning Difficulties/ Modified Program Support
  • Homelessness
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Peer Pressure
  • Bullying and Cybersafety
  • Academic Issues/ Study Skills/ Organisation
  • Anger Management
  • Financial Assistance
  • Mediation
  • Restorative Justice
  • School Reluctance
  • Trauma, Grief or Loss
We are here to listen
We can refer students or families to a wide range of community agencies and we source, organise and run internal and external proactive programs.

To make an appointment, students can visit us at recess or lunchtime in the Student Wellbeing Office(Mon- Fri) located opposite reception OR the Wellbeing Worker’s office (Matt Mottram is available every day except Thursday) in the Learning Futures Centre.