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Student Well-being

Student Well-being
Student Well-being is a priority and a strong focus at Benalla P-12 College as we believe that all students need to feel safe and suppored in order to reach their full potential.
 

Student Well-being Workers

Whilst all staff members share the responsibility of student well-being, designated staff work exclusively to provide additional support as required.  This may include issues around school attendnace, relationships, family conflict or any other personal issue that may be of concern.  The Student Well-being Team also works closely with other welfare professionals and agencies within our community to address student needs.

Barkly Campus (Yr 10-12): Craig Carley
Faithfull Campus (Yr 5-9): Lou McCloskey
Waller Campus: (Foundation  - Yr 4 - Bron Greig - based at Waller Campus)
Adolescent Health Nurse: Dianne Grech
Chaplain - Avon and Faithfull Campus - Vivienne Long

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

In addition, we have Student Support Services Officers  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
  • You Can do it Education
  • MindMatters
  • KidsMatter
  • Breakfast programs
  • Bully stoppers
  • Mental health awareness
  • White Ribbon
  • Safe school coalition
  • Cyber-safety
  • Drug and alcohol education
  • Values education
  • You Can Do It education
  • Respectful Relationships  
  • Live 4 Life (click on  to view more information   Live4Life Benalla 2017 Letter to Parents.pdf
  • Youth Teen Flyer (click on link for more information Youth_Teen_MHFA_flyer.pdf

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.

Websites

www.reachout.com

www.kidshelp.com.au 

www.lifeline.org.au 

www.youthbeyond.blue.com 

www.eheadspace.org.au 

www.parentline.vic.gov.au 

www.education.vic.gov.au

https://parents.au.reachout.com/

 

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.