The Monterey Student Wellbeing Team offers support to students, teachers and families in relation to problems and concerns that may be having an effect on a student’s academic achievements and development at school. Such concerns may involve personal problems, friendship difficulties, family issues, learning and behavioural difficulties and health concerns. Resources within the school and in the local community are available to help address these issues and can be utilised with the assistance of the Student Wellbeing Team.
The Student Wellbeing Co-ordinator is responsible for developing programs within the school that address students needs and assist them to develop skills in coping with life situations and their education, with emphasis given to developing each student’s self-confidence and self-esteem. Student Wellbeing at Monterey addresses the needs of all students, through programs, student support, counselling and family support. We seek to promote responsible behaviour and develop resilience in students through positive relationships, opportunities for wide-ranging participation and high expectations of positive attitudes to learning. Resources within the school and in the local community are available to help address these issues with support from all members of the Student Wellbeing Team.
The Student Wellbeing Team also:
• Identifies students with special needs and develops individual learning and positive behaviour plans that support and encourage each student.
• Enables students to have access to the facilities within the Learning Centre as well as the specialist staff including Intervention Teachers, Integration Aides and Wellbeing Team members.
In addition, the Doctors in Schools Program exists in the Medical Clinic at school. Each week the Medical Team, including a General Practitioner and a Nurse, provide a clinical service for our students. Students are welcome to access the service which is confidential and very supportive. Also, referrals may be made for the student to receive Mental Health assistance from a visiting Psychologist or to a Psychologist within the local community.
The Student Wellbeing Team aims to provide a safe, nurturing environment where all students are listen to respectfully and encouraged to be a positive learner.
Students and family members are always welcome to make an appointment to have a chat about personal difficulties that are getting in the way of student learning and wellbeing.
Our wellbeing team consists of:
- Student Wellbeing Coordinator
- School Chaplain
- Youth Worker
- Koori Engagement Support Officer
- School-Based Psychologists
- Mental Health Practioner
If you have any concerns relating to your child’s wellbeing, please do not hesitate to contact the school.