Student Wellbeing Support
Golden Grove High School is committed to supporting the wellbeing of all students both in and outside of the classroom. By providing both individualised, targeted wellbeing services and year level specific wellbeing programs, we ensure students develop the tools they need to be successful learners. Our wellbeing strategic plan guides whole school improvement of student wellbeing, operates in the context of the DfE learner Wellbeing Framework and embodies our school values: Respect, Equality, Pride, Integrity and Resilience.
Supporting your child throughout their high school journey is a multidisciplinary wellbeing team. The team consists of two Student Wellbeing Leaders, a Defence Mentor, a Pastoral Care Worker and a Psychologist (one day a fortnight) led by the Assistant Principal of Student Wellbeing.
The Wellbeing Team offers a range of services to students that include:
- Managing relationships with family, teachers and peers
- Managing wellbeing issues
- Advice on curriculum and career pathways
- Information and referrals to other support agencies
- Supporting attendance and engagement with their learning
- Organization and study skills
- Spiritual guidance
Pastoral Care Worker
The Chaplaincy Service is provided by our Pastoral Care Worker, Mat O’Brien, on behalf of the local combined Christian community and employed by Schools Ministry Group (SMG).
The Chaplaincy Service is funded by the National School Chaplaincy Program (NSCP), administered by DfE SA, with additional contribution from the local community.
The aim of this service is to offer pastoral and practical support to students, staff and the school community.
Our Pastoral Care Worker supports our school community in the following ways:
- Working closely and in partnership with leadership and other wellbeing staff in the school to provide pastoral care and practical support to students, families and staff as requested.
- Providing pastoral care in a ‘first response’ capacity to critical incidents, referring to specialist support, and to provide ongoing presence and followup.
- Being well positioned to work across the whole school to ‘build a sense of’ community, harmony and cohesion.
- Being trained and equipped to provide our school with 6 dimensions of chaplaincy.
Reaching Potential Psychology
The Golden Grove High School Wellbeing Team have a partnership with Reaching Potential Psychology, to provide our students access to a free clinical mental health service, on site, through The Hub.
Students with a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) referral, may access 10 sessions per year with our psychologists, bulk billed through Medicare, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and Department of Child Protection. They use a range of techniques and tailor the counselling to each student’s needs.
SchoolTV is a wellbeing platform with ongoing resources that is available to parents. It provides easy access to credible, research based information with realistic and practical strategies. Each edition addresses a major topic and includes videos, parent quiz, Q&A with leading specialists, fact sheets, articles and a host of resources including suggested apps, books, websites and more. A key feature of SchoolTV is its ability to aggregate content from many leading organisations such as Beyond Blue and ReachOut, amongst others.
You can access the SchoolTV archive here or by clicking on SchoolTV logo on the Home Page of our website.
Programs / Activities driven by the The Wellbeing Team include:
- Student Wellbeing Council
- Positive Growth Mindset Program
- Cyber Bullying Awareness Programs
- Operation Flinders
- Wellbeing Week
In an Emergency
If you need to talk to someone urgently, or if you need medical or psychiatric help, here are some suggestions of 24 hour services whom to contact:
- Kids Helpline 1800 551 800 (freecall)
- Parent Helpline 1300 364 100
- Crisis Care 131 611
- Lifeline 131 114
- Youth Health Line 1300 131 719