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Model Farms High School

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Wellbeing @ MFHS

The Wellbeing Team at Model Farms High School strives to identify the needs of students and implement strategies to support and encourage students within a caring and safe environment.

Student Wellbeing concerns the safety of all students in our care; their emotional, social and intellectual well being, conduct and behaviour.

Particular responsibilities for student wellbeing lie with the Student Advisers, Head Teachers, the School Psychologists, Head Teacher Wellbeing, Student Support Officer, Head Teacher Administration, Deputy Principals and Principal.

The school Wellbeing Team is made up of:

  • Head Teacher Wellbeing:  Virginia Leghorn
  • Year 7: Joe Walsh
  • Year 8: Rebecca Wood
  • Year 9: Amy Moore
  • Year 10: Kalinda Rech
  • Year 11: Tina Papas
  • Year 12: Lindy Toovey & Sarah Francis
  • School Psychologists: Caitlin Pollitt  Week A - Monday & Tuesday Week B - Monday, Wednesday (morning) & Thursday  Mariam Tannous - Week A - Wednesday & Friday        Week B - Friday.                                                         Jacqueline Gad - Week A - Thursday & Friday              Week B - Tuesday & Thursday 
  • Student Support Officer: Ms Rachael Holt

The role of the Wellbeing Team is to:

  • promote the academic, emotional, social and physical development of each student
  • monitor student progress and behaviour through the referral system
  • discuss individual student concerns and put in place strategies to support students and teachers
  • gather information on students and monitor their progress
  • distribute information relating to student wellbeing matters
  • invite guest speakers on aspects of student wellbeing
  • co-ordinate and communicate with teachers, parents and students on matters concerning the wellbeing of students
  • develop and implement programs that promote student wellbeing
  • implement DET policies including Child Protection, Anti-Bullying and Anti-Racism


Wellbeing Focus Areas through our WISE program;

  • Wellbeing - Anxiety and Depression, Resilience, Self Esteem, Positive Relationships, Core Values, Stress Management
  • Integrity- Internet Safety, Cyber bullying, Netiquette, Social Responsibility, My Digital Thumbprint, My Digital Footprint
  • Social ResponsibilityDiscrimination and Bullying, Racism, Acceptance, Culture and Identity, Mateship, Multiculturalism
  • Engagement - Respect, Expectations, Ethics and Civic Responsibilities, Leadership, Volunteering, Pathways


Internal Wellbeing lessons will be supplemented by external providers through/from....

  • Elevate Study Skills
  • Reach
  • My Strengths, My Resilience and My Futures
  • Camps for relationship and team building
  • Mentoring Programs
  • Health and Wellbeing Talks
  • Police Youth Liaison Talks
  • Guest/Motivational Speakers
  • NESA Talks and tailored Year Meeting discussions

In additional our Year 7 students will participate in Resilience lessons as part of their curriculum. The SenseAbility program supported by BeyondBlue is a strengths-based program that will teach our students how to develop skills that enable them to flourish in the school environment and beyond.