Our students’ wellbeing is of the utmost importance to us. We are a community, and like any community we have a range of services in place to ensure our members are happy, healthy, feel safe and are able to learn effectively.
Our teachers are supported by a team of specialists who make up our Student Wellbeing team. Led by David Terrantroy, the Student Wellbeing team makes it their mission to ensure Australind SHS is a place where students are comfortable and willing and able to learn.
Student Support Officers
Our qualified Student Support Officers each take responsibility for a year group.
The Student Support Officer role is key to the provision of high quality student health, welfare and support at Australind Senior High School ensuring that all students’ safety and well-being is maintained. The Student Support Officer will work closely with the pastoral team and external agencies developing, implementing and monitoring systems and procedures to improve student welfare.
- Develop and maintain positive relationships with their Year Group of programmes relating to school policy – i.e. bullying.
- Address staff concerns in relation to student health, wellbeing and attendance.
- Help organise case conferences for specific students.
- Refer students to school psychologist, school nurse, and external agencies.
- Monitor Behaviour profiles
- Monitor student attendance as required and liaise with parents regarding attendance issues.
Our AIEO’s are an integral part of our health and wellbeing team. They provide support and assistance to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, their parents/guardians, teachers and the wider school community.
AIEO’s contribute cultural knowledge, skills and experience that support us in improving the educational outcomes of our Aboriginal students.
Our School Psychologists work with our students with all parts of their lives in order to support their learning, competence and resilience.
They provide expertise to support students to achieve academic success, psychological health, and social and emotional well-being. This is achieved through preventative and point of need services directly to students, parents and teachers.
Psychologists have specialised qualifications and training to assist students and teachers to maximise learning outcomes. School Psychologists use evidence based research and apply their expertise in mental health, learning and behaviour to meet the social, emotional, learning and behaviour needs of students. School Psychologists work closely with the school administration, teachers, students and parents. School psychologists help schools make improvements that are good for all students, particular groups of students or individual students.
Our students have access to our school health nurse for support, advice or referral for many adolescent health issues.
Our nurses also involved in health promotion and wellbeing programs and can provide parents with information about health, development, immunisation or other child or family health-related issues.