Student resilience and wellbeing are essential for both academic and social development. Our learning environment is safe, supportive and respectful to optimise student wellbeing.
We know that confident and resilient people, with a capacity for emotional intelligence, perform better academically. These skills can contribute to their ability to create strong social bonds, supportive communities and assist in maintaining healthy relationships and responsible lifestyles.
The Weeroona College Bendigo Wellbeing team are committed to supporting students and families in developing physical social and emotional health.
Our team consists of three social workers, speech therapist, Psychologist Pediatrician, school nurse and a college chaplain who provide individual support to our students through their learning communities.
The team collaborates with local agencies to provide school based support programs.
We have a dedicated doctor and nurse who are available for appointments one day a week on site in our Health Pod.
The national definition of bullying for Australian schools says: Bullying is an ongoing misuse of power in relationships through repeated verbal, physical and/or social behaviour that causes physical and/or psychological harm. It can involve an individual or a group misusing their power over one or more persons. Bullying can happen in person or online, and it can be obvious (overt) or hidden (covert). Bullying of any form or for any reason can have long-term effects on those involved, including bystanders. Single incidents and conflict or fights between equals, whether in person or online, are not defined as bullying.
Weeroona College Bendigo does not tolerate bullying and places great emphasis on anti-bullying campaigns and programs.
Our school Chaplain, Stephanie McDonald, provides pastoral care to the whole school community and is funded through the Bendigo Chaplaincy Committee.
Chaplaincy is a unique service that complements the Weeroona College Bendigo wellbeing team in supporting the unique mental, social, spiritual and emotional needs of our students, staff and families.
Appointments can be arranged by filling out our contact form or contacting our Administration Office.
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