The wellbeing of our students is a priority for the Cardijn community.
We are committed to catering for individual needs and differences of all our students and to enhancing the opportunity for all students to achieve. To us, our students need to grow academically, emotionally, socially and spiritually.
There are two main areas of focus with student wellbeing:
Cyber bullying: information technology has brought so many benefits to young people – in the classroom and socially. However, cyber bullying is also a growing issue.
Counselling: Sometimes students need support and professional advice in dealing with their growing and ever-changing world.
The College has a team of two teacher student counsellors and two social workers, supported by a network of external agencies, who aim to:
- provide a service which covers counselling for personal issues, health and community assistance (this may involve students, staff, families and other support agencies as required)
- provide an early and active response to requests for counselling and assistance
- contribute to the delivery of educational programs in the light of the National Safe School Framework (NSSF)
- take a lead in the delivery of personal problem-solving skills with students
- enhance support networks through the strengthening of family, peer and teacher relationships
- identify areas of need to be addressed in pastoral care/personal development programs.
The Wellbeing Centre
Students have the opportunity to book and appointment with any of our counsellors through staff at Student Reception. Students, parents and the wider Cardijn community are also welcome to access the Wellbeing Centre for resources, information or to speak to a counsellor.
Appointments can be made through Student Reception, via email or by seeing a counsellor personally.
For more information please call Reception on 8392 9500.