From the Wellbeing Team


From the Director of Student Wellbeing & Programs

At St Aloysius College we understand that student wellbeing is crucial for the personal development and academic success for each of our students. Research has shown that a multi-level support system has proven to be the most successful approach and at St Aloysius we have adapted this model. Here are some of the student wellbeing supports currently available to our students.

Pastoral Care Staff

Pastoral Leaders monitor, in a pastoral sense, the progress of each student in the Pastoral Group. The Pastoral Leader is central in the provision and delivery of activities that are part of the Pastoral Care Programs. They are aware of to any known sensitivities or vulnerabilities, such as disability, cultural or linguistic backgrounds.

  • Year Level Leaders develop and implement education and wellbeing programs which foster a sense of belonging and connectedness. The Year Level Leader fosters a climate which generates staff knowledge of all students and their needs.
  • Director of Student Wellbeing and Programs

The Director of Student Wellbeing and Programs is responsible for the coordination of pastoral care across Year 7 -12 and oversees the management of student behaviour.

College Psychologist

The College Psychologist’s role is to support students in developing appropriate strategies and coping skills to address academic, psychological, emotional and/or social concerns utilizing an evidence-based approach. The College Psychologist engages the wider College community including staff and parent/carer(s) as required through the provision of support strategies and Psycho-education sessions. The College Psychologist also provides students with a range of wellbeing sessions relevant to each year level that is age-appropriate and sensitive to cultural or other sensitivities or vulnerabilities.

Learning Diversity Leader

The Learning Diversity Leader supports all members of the College to identify and support students with disabilities, social-emotional disorders, and those with diverse or special learning needs.

  • The Health Center attended by the First Aid Officer provides first-aid and medical assistance to our students. Where appropriate to students’ health and wellbeing, staff are updated on their medical alerts.
Social-Emotional Learning Programs (SEL)

SEL Programs that are embedded into The Nourish Program focus on developing students’ emotional intelligence, self-awareness, interpersonal skills, and resilience.

Co-curricular Programs

Student participation College Co-curricular and House programs such as clubs, sports or arts programs, can contribute to student wellbeing by promoting social connections, teamwork and a sense of accomplishment.

Mentor Programs

Mentor support programs in Year 7,8 & 10 help to foster connections between older and younger students. This provides a supportive network and promotes a sense of belonging.

Parents/Carers are encouraged to discuss these supports with their son or daughter. Collaboration between our families and the College is key to support the wellbeing needs and overall development of the students in our care. If you wish to discuss any of the supports outlined above, please contact your child’s Year Level leader.

Siobhan Bloomfield

From the College Psychologists

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