Yarrawonga P-12 College has made a significant investment in wellbeing supports for our students for the coming years.
We have a range of mental health support as well as physical health support options.
Our Doctors in Secondary Schools program continues to run on Thursdays between 9:30am-1:00pm. These appointments are bulk billed for students in Years 7-12 and can be booked through the school. The contact for this program is Amy Webber.
Our Community Workshop program also continues to run, enabling students to have a creative outlet for engagement within school working with mentors from our community. Michelle Klowss facilitates this program as well as engaging in a number of other community supports for our families.
Our Mental Health Practitioner, Emma Fredericks, will be with us two days a week, offering 1:1 support for students as well as running small group interventions.
Our School Counsellor, Sarah Davies, will be with us fulltime, offering 1:1 support for students, education around mental health for our community, as well as running small group interventions.
Our Social Worker, Kate Hubbard, will also be with us fulltime, offering a case management approach to connect our students and families with services within our community, as well as offering small group interventions. Double check her acceptance of the position.
Our Student Welfare Coordinator, Amy Webber, offers 1:1 support and case management for students, coordinates of the wellbeing team and supports across the school, as well as running small group interventions.
We continue to run our Big Breakfast Program on the senior campus, enabling students to not only get a great breakfast, but an opportunity to connect with staff and their peers.
The Live4Life program provides our Year 8 students and Year 11 students the opportunity to complete the Teen Mental Health First Aid certificate. This program also empowers our Year 9 Crew to promote avenues of mental wellbeing across the college.
Our Pride Lunchtime Group continues to run fortnightly for our LGTBQIA+ students and their allies. In 2023, this will be supported by Uniting Care and facilitated by Amy Webber and a senior student.
We continue to facilitate the L2P program within our school, run by Berry Street, for our students who need someone to help them reach their mandatory hours requirements.