Hailey is the newest member of the team joining us at the start of the year. Hailey, Michael and Harry are our Youth Counsellors, Melanie Raike is our school’s Mental Health Practitioner. Schools were fortunate to receive government funding to employ a Mental Health Practitioner to enhance the provision of wellbeing support in Victorian schools. Pamela Johnson is our Secondary School Nurse and has a focus on adolescent health and particularly sexual health. As the Director of Wellbeing I lead this wonderful team working together to support the wellbeing of students at Mordialloc College.
Raise Mentoring Program
An exciting program we are looking forward to rolling out in Term 2 is the Raise Mentoring Program. This program will be linking selected Year 8 students with a Mentor for Term 2 and 3. I have had feedback from Raise to inform us they have some Mentors ready to go but are seeking additional Mentors for Mordialloc College. If you know of someone who would be suitable for this valuable role please share the flyers below with them. You may also have a child in Year 8 who you would like to recommend to be considered to join the Raise Mentoring program. Please contact me to have this conversation.
The Year 8 cohort were fortunate to have facilitators from the Toolbox team lead workshops in their Year 8 classes last week. The Toolbox facilitators are trained psychologists introducing students to a range of mental health tools and giving them opportunities to test how they can apply them in their own life. Skills emotional regulation was the focus of last week’s workshops.
The Respect Group
The Respect Group meets each Thursday lunchtime and they are well into setting goals and plans for the school year ahead. Having the opportunity to meet together is a very important time in their school week. The Respect Group led by Pamela Johnson is for LGBTIQ+ students and allies and open to all students. If any student is interested in coming along to the group we recommend they first have a conversation with Pamela to gain an understanding of the group and ensure it is a safe place for everyone who attends. Pamela can be reached via the wellbeing email firstname.lastname@example.org or students can call in to the Wellbeing office on Tuesday or Thursday for a conversation with Pamela.
If you would like further information about the range of programs and supports available at Mordialloc College you can the email wellbeing team at: email@example.com or call reception 9580 1184 and ask to speak to myself or a member of the team.
Director of Student Wellbeing