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Welfare

Student Welfare

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

Particular responsibilities for student welfare lie with the Student Advisers, Head Teachers, the School Counsellors, Head Teacher Welfare, Head Teacher Administration, Deputy Principals and Principal.

 

The school Welfare Committee 2016 is made up of:

  • Head Teacher Welfare - Ms Kellie Lumley
  • Year 7 2018 - Ms Claudia Rawat
  • Year 7 Adviser - Ms Rhian Owen
  • Year 8 Adviser -   Ms Dianna Martic
  • Year 9 Adviser -   Mr Chris Puleo
  • Year 10 Adviser -   Mr Matt Dawson
  • Year 11 Adviser - Ms Sharyn Jones
  • Year 12 Adviser -  Mrs Catherine Middleton
  • Counsellors - Ms Marie Wilson 

 

The role of the Welfare Committee 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 welfare matters
  • invite guest speakers on aspects of student welfare
  • co-ordinate and communicate with teachers, parents and students on matters concerning the welfare of students
  • develop and implement program's that promote student welfare
  • implement DET policies including Child Protection, Anti-Bullying and Anti-Racism

 

Welfare Focus Areas:

  • Wellbeing
  • Internet
  • Stereotypes
  • Engagement

 

  • Our WISE lessons will address....

 

  • Anxiety and Depression, Resilience, Self Esteem, Positive Relationships, Core Values, Stress Management
  • Safe surfing, Cyber bullying, Netiquette, Social networking, My digital thumbprint, My Digital Footprint
  • Discrimination and Bullying, Racism, Acceptance, Culture and Identity, Mateship, Multiculturalism
  • Respect, Expectations, Ethics and Civic Responsibilities, Leadership, Volunteering, Pathways

 

Term

 

Focus Area

Students will….

Year

WISE lessons - Themes

1

W

Wellbeing

be well equipped in recognising how to stay mentally well and be aware of the support structures around them to be able to cope with the any stress they experience in their environment. They will see the benefits of developing positive relationships at school and how to build their self-esteem and resilience as part of their life skills.

7

8

9

10

11

12

Sense of Belonging

Sense of Purpose

Sense of Humour

Sense of Self Worth

Sense of Control

Sense of Future

2

I

Internet

be aware of the dangers in using the internet and educated in the "do's and don'ts". They will experience the affects cyber bullying has on their peers and the legal implications as a result. Information will be given on how their online activities are shared and their privacy compromised in the cyber world.

7

8

9

10

11

12

Safe Surfing

Cyber Bullying

Netiquette

Social Networking

My Digital Thumbprint

My Digital Footprint

3

S

Stereotypes

be gaining an understanding of racist behaviour and discrimination in a multicultural society. They will be encouraged to accept others by respecting all cultures and in celebrating their own. The importance of friends and maintaining strong relationships will be supported and celebrated during Multicultural Day.

7

8

9

10

11

12

Racism

Discrimination

Accepting of Others

Culture and Identity

Mateship

Celebrating Multiculturalism

4

E

Engagement

be respectful of each other by focusing on the schools core values, knowing what's "right and wrong". They will be encouraged to participate in leadership opportunities and to sign up for volunteering projects. Our civic responsibility will be recognised along with future directions to become

 valued members in our society.

7

8

9

10

11

12

Respect (Anti-Bullying)

Ethics

Leadership

Volunteering

Civic Responsibilities

Pathways (Term 3)

 

A sample program is provided below

Term 1

Cycle 1

Cycle 2

Cycle 3

Wk 3     10/2

Wk4      17/2

Wk 5      24/2

Wk 6        3/3

Wk 7     10/3

Wk 8     17/3

Junior Assembly

Senior Assembly

Junior Assembly

Senior Assembly

Junior Assembly

Senior Assembly

10 – TLC

 

YEAR MEETING

"RoSA"

Coping Strategies

 

7 – Library

 

YEAR MEETING

Welcome to High School and Organisation

Resilience

 

10 -Rooms

 

WISE

"Sense of Self Worth"

 

 

7 – Rooms

 

WISE
"Sense of Belonging"

10 - TLC

 

YEAR MEETING

"REACH"

Core Values

 

7 - Library

 

YEAR MEETING

Year 7 Camp

Building Positive

Relationships

11 -  Library

 

YEAR MEETING

Beyond Blue

Mental Health

8 – Rooms

 

WISE

"Sense of Purpose"

11 -  Library

 

YEAR MEETING

Coping Skills

Anxiety and Depression

8 – TLC

 

YEAR MEETING

Identity

Self Esteem

11 -  Rooms

 

WISE

"Sense of Control"

 

8 – TLC

 

YEAR MEETING

Curtis Palmer

Guest Speaker

Resilience

 

 

 

 

 

12 – Rooms

 

WISE

"Sense of Future"

9 – TLC

 

YEAR MEETING

Jason Roughley

Safety and Awareness

Resilience

12 – TLC

 

YEAR MEETING

BOS

(TBC)

 

9 – Library

 

YEAR MEETING

Organisational Skill

Self Esteem

12 – Library

 

YEAR MEETING

Exam Preparation

Stress Management

9 – Rooms

 

WISE

"Sense of Humour"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These programs will be supplemented by....

  • High Resolves Global Citizenship and Leadership Program
  • Elevate Study Skills
  • Reach
  • Bully Busters
  • Relationships and Team Building - CAMPS
  • Mentoring Programs
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Police Youth Liaison Talks
  • Guest/Motivational Speakers
  • BOS Talks

 

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

 

Welfare Management Plan (docx 38 KB)

 

 

 

 

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