SUPPORTING STUDENTS TO BE THEIR BEST SELF
Our approach to pastoral care sees a clear commitment to the well-being of our students and a focus on the whole child. A focus on the development of students social, emotional and physical attributes is the foundation needed for them to flourish and is the prerequisite for academic success. Each day the work that we do is driven by our school values of Respect Yourself, Respect Others and Respect the Space.
The Belridge Student Services team is led by the Heads of Student Services (HOSS) and work with specialist staff. The team includes Year Coordinators, Inclusive Education Specialists, Community Nurses, Psychologist and Chaplain. The highly trained team are focused on whole school, cohort and individual student needs, as well as promoting whole school initiatives including Bullying No Way!, Harmony Day and Respectful Relationship programs.
We are focused on celebrating and acknowledging the great students we have and do this through our Positive Incentives Program (PIP) and Good Standing policies. We recognise that, at times, all students may need additional support to be their best selves. Our partnerships with external agencies complement the work of the student services team and, when required, our comprehensive case management approaches give every student the best chance of success and achievement.
The team have a number of key roles at the College and these include:
- Overseeing the management of student behaviour and engagement.
- Monitoring the well-being of students
- Supporting students to develop effective conflict resolution skills and restorative justice processes.
- Promote and support school-wide action to support inclusivity and anti-bullying.
- Support student and families to achieve regular (90+) attendance.
Students have the best chance of success when schools and families work together and our student services team are committed to this partnership.