Student Wellbeing and Engagement Policy
The Student Wellbeing and Engagement Policy is central to actively supporting the on-going growth of students within their learning environment. Such growth will best occur within a caring, secure and well managed environment where there is positive recognition for student achievement and positive learning behaviour is displayed.
Epping Secondary College provides student welfare support to ensure student wellbeing issues can be addressed confidentially, sensitively and within appropriate time frames.
The school currently employs four wellbeing staff who are able to support students in dealing with a variety of issues including personal issues, family issues, study difficulties, school engagement, uniform or books.
Teachers at the college are also encouraged to refer students who exhibit anxiety or concerning behaviours for counselling to address any problems that may prevent students from feeling safe or comfortable at school.
Through welfare students also have access to a Psychologist who is able to work with students and families after referral from the student’s General Practitioner. The Psychologist currently visits the school once a week.
The Student Wellbeing department also provides whole year level workshops with external facilitators based on issues covering student wellbeing including bullying, responsible partying, study skills and the promotion of self-esteem and a ‘can do’ attitude.
The school has a designated Wellbeing House where most of the counselling services are located from Monday to Friday between the hours of 9.00am to 3.30pm.