All our staff across the college are committed to supporting students with their wellbeing, whether it be physical, emotional, social or academic For more targeted support we have a large team to assist students. The wellbeing team consists of:
- 3 wellbeing coordinators who are trained teachers – Cheryl in the Early Years, Honey in the Middle Years and Jodie in the Senior years.
- 1 special needs coordinator who is special education trained - Melissa
- Social Worker – Lisa working full time
- Youth Worker – Aaron working full time
- Speech Therapists - Laura and Brie
- Occupational Therapist - Victoria
- Family Support Worker – Glenda works with groups of students at school and families in the home
The team are all housed in the Dalaroo building and more than happy to assist you with any concerns you may have.
School Wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS or PBS)
Manor Lakes P-12 College follows the PBS approach. This is a whole school approach to creating an environment, which encourages effective learning through the development of a positive, calm and welcoming atmosphere. We encourage positive feedback to students often and endeavor to teach students how to behave appropriately. We recognize that learning social skills and socially acceptable behaviours is a process, which everybody moves through at a different pace. Learning appropriate social skills is seen in the same light as learning how to read or complete maths. Some people need more assistance in some areas and less in others.
All our teaching in the area of behaviour links directly back to our four expectations, 2 rights and 2 responsibilities –
We are safe! We value community! We show respect! We aim high!
We have a right to be safe.
We have a right to learn.
We have the responsibility to help others to be safe.
We have the responsibility to help others to learn.
For more up to date information, please view the latest wellbeing newsletter here
If you are concerned about your child and would like to refer them to the team, please speak to your child’s teacher or the wellbeing co-ordinator.
The wellbeing team, run a variety of programs during the year. These programs run, according to student needs. Please keep reading the newsletter and checking your child for any notes, which might come home as this is our usual way of contacting you about what is on offer. Some of our programs include:
- Seasons for Growth – grief and loss program
- Split Peas – program for students struggling with change in their family
- Jelly Bean Club – for students living with a sibling with a disability
- Drumbeat – self esteem and confidence building program
- Boys Group – for all teenage boys
- Girls Group – for all teenage girls
- Breakfast Club – for a free breakfast on a Monday morning. Run by the local church group in the Dalaroo building from 8.15-8.45am
Break Time Activities
For students who would like a break from the yard during snack and lunch play, alternative activities are timetabled each term. Class teachers have this timetable in their rooms and it will also be sent home in the newsletter each term. Some of the alternatives include:
- Use of the library
- Eildon playroom and sandpit
- Dalaroo social chill groups
- Sporting activities and tournaments
- Performing arts groups
- Boys youth group
- Girls chill room
- Open games rooms (team specific)
- Art room targeted activities