Bridget is a Social Worker in the Wellbeing Team.
“I support students with wellbeing and assist them to stay connected to school.”
Her career aspirations first took Bridget to study nursing and then to work in a hospital. “I knew that my passion was to help people, but I really didn’t like the medical approach,” she explains. At the time her best friend was working as a Social Worker. As Bridget talked through her dilemma with her friend, she realised that Social Work was for her and this would support her strengths better than nursing.
Listening is one of Bridget’s greatest strengths. “Listening is so important when you are a Social Worker. Often people want to fix problems or create a quick solution but when you just listen to someone it gives them the opportunity to process whatever is important to them, for themselves.”
“When you listen without judgement you give a person a genuine voice. My work is to give students another support network, someone they can trust and have their needs listened to in a safe environment.”
Bridget is available for all students in Kappen and Wannop Learning Communities and if you are interested in meeting with her, you can just knock on her door and ask for an appointment, or leave a note.
“Wellbeing is so important for everyone,” says Bridget. “Students have many different pressures in their lives and I am there to listen. When a student feels great they have better learning outcomes.”
Bridget looks after her wellbeing by keeping active. You might see her on the netball court or coaching the 17/U development squad for Kangaroo Flat Football Netball Club
Hi I am Scott Nicholls and I am teaching math, electronics and STEM.
My passion for teaching comes from my life experiences.
I came to teaching later in life, having recently graduated from La Trobe University.
Before deciding that teaching was for me, my career was mostly in the IT industry, managing an IT based company. Of my passions, my greatest is my children, I have three daughters. Together we stay fit and have fun together in activities including riding motorbikes, playing music and various sports.
The STEM classes I am involved in this semester are based around a ‘Rube Goldberg machine’ model. Do you remember the old mouse trap game? Students are designing and building these to experiment with and learn about simple machines such as levers, pullies and inclined planes.
The STEM curriculum provides students a fun, exciting and authentic setting to challenge and develop their understandings of how the world works at their own pace and direction, under the guidance of their educator.
An election is to be conducted for members of the School Council of Weeroona College Bendigo. Nomination forms may be obtained from the school/school website and must be returned to the general office by 4pm on Friday 16th of February 2018.Click here to open the nomination form
Following the closing of nominations a list of the nominations received will be posted at the school. The terms of office, membership categories and number of positions in each membership category open for election are as follows:
If the number of nominations is less than the number of vacancies, a notice to that effect and calling for further nominations will be posted in a prominent position at school.
Information for students and parents about feeling safe at Weeroona College Bendigo can now be downloaded here – [ Download ]
Beginning at the start of Term 2 Weeroona College Bendigo will use Compass School Manager as our parent portal and learning management tool. This will replace Studyturf (also known as Weeroona Learning Support Dashboard).
Compass is very intuitive to use and has many functions including the ability to: Access your child’s assessments from each teacher Book your Parent/Student/Teacher conferences (replacing the PTO system) View class and school attendance information Approve or enter upcoming or past absences Access information regarding upcoming events and news Update your registered email and mobile number (used for SMS alerts) details
Parent/Guardian log in details and instructions for Compass have will be mailed home during the Easter holidays. We encourage you to regularly log in to ensure you stay up to date with your child’s progress at school and to access the other functions listed above.
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