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Student Wellbeing

Student Wellbeing
Student wellbeing is a priority at Benalla P-12 College. We believe students must feel safe and supported in order to learn and grow at school.

Student Wellbeing Workers
While all staff members care for our students, our student wellbeing workers exist to support students with issues such as mental health, school attendance, bullying, alcohol and drug use, relationships and family conflict. The team also works closely with other welfare professionals and agencies within our community to address student needs.

Student Wellbeing Coordinator (P-12): Steph Stephens
Avon Campus: chaplain
Barkly Campus (yr 10-12): Steph Stephens
Faithfull Campus (yr 5-9): Lou McCloskey
Waller Campus: chaplain
Adolescent Health Nurse: Dianne Grech

Program for Students with Disabilities: Jo Treacy (P-12) and Sue Hoysted (7-12)

In addition, we have Student Support Services Officers (SSSO) provided by DET working across our campuses.

Students and parents/carers are also encouraged to speak with their campus principal about issues or concerns relating to student wellbeing.

Avon St Campus (Year Prep to 4): Jo Treacy
Barkly St Campus (Year 10 to 12): Paul Challis
Faithfull St Campus (Year 5 to 9): Kirsty Halligan
Waller St Campus (Year Prep to 4): Heather Leary

Student Wellbeing Initiatives
Benalla P-12 College has numerous programs and initiative to address student wellbeing across the year levels. These include but are not limited to:

  • SAFEMinds
  • MindMatters
  • KidsMatter
  • Breakfast programs
  • Bully stoppers
  • Mental health awareness
  • White Ribbon
  • Safe school coalition (LGBTIQ)
  • Cyber-safety
  • Drug and alcohol education
  • Values education
  • You Can Do It education

Resources for Students and Parents/Carers
While students and parents/carers are encouraged to speak with their campus’ assistant principal or wellbeing worker (see above), the following resources may be of additional use.




Crisis/help lines 
Lifeline 131114 
Kids helpline 1800551800 
Beyond Blue 1300224636 
Parent Line 132289 
NECAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health) crisis triage service 1300881104 

Bullying resources
Being left out.pdf
Brodie's law.pdf
Bullying Hurts.pdf
Changing bullying behaviours2.pdf

School and Families Working Together
Benalla P-12 College wants to support its students and their families by working well together. If your child or family has experienced a difficult time, including the loss of a loved one, please let us know.