All our staff across Baden Powell College are committed to supporting students with their personal wellbeing, whether it be physical, emotional, social or academic. We believe in developing the whole child and that schools need to support students socially and emotionally as much as they do with academic persuits.
We are committed to building a secure learning environment where all students feel culturally, emotionally and physically safe and implement a number of whole school frameworks and programs to help ensure this.
The College has a Wellbeing Team that is available to support students who may require more targeted and individualised support.
The Wellbeing Team endeavour to create home-school partnerships and value a collaborative approach to supporting your child’s social and emotional learning.
The Wellbeing Team roles include:
The Wellbeing Team is made up of Leading Teachers, a Student Counsellor and a Mental Health Practitioner.
The team co-ordinate initiatives such as:
Our Student Counsellor provides support to individual students with their mental health and wellbeing and can support families with links and referrals to agencies that can further assist our students. Individual work includes career planning, counselling, strategies to manage anxiety, social skills, conflict resolution, physical and mental health support, school attendance and linkage to community services.
The Student Counsellor also runs several social group programs including the Playing and Learning to Socialise Program (PALS) which focusses on friendship formation and safe schoolyard behaviour, the Secret Agent Society which focusses on emotion comprehension and regulation skills, and the Superflex Program which is a Social Thinking Curriculum designed to support young people in their ability to become their own social superhero.
Our Mental Health Practitioner works with individual students and small groups to support with their ability to regulate emotions and develop strategies that support their health and wellbeing.
There are also numerous services in our community that are available to assist families, many free or low cost. The Student Wellbeing team at Baden Powell College is a good starting point and can help families access services including:
The Wellbeing Team can also support with services including:
In addition, Baden Powell College can support students and families in accessing additional support for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families, or families from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island Background. Please contact a member of leadership or the wellbeing, for additional information.