Student Services & Wellbeing
It is our belief that all children should be able to learn in an environment where they feel safe and supported.
The Student Services Staff have the privilege of working in collaboration with our Stage Leaders, the teaching staff of our College and the parents of our students, to help identify and address the needs of individual students through effective Pastoral Care programs, mentoring programs, one-on-one counselling, in-class support, small group tuition and exciting enrichment programs. It is deeply rewarding to see our young people develop a confidence in their God-given purpose and start to take the necessary risks to achieve great things. As a team, and as a whole College, we thank God for them and seek to cheer them on.
Areas of Responsibility
- The gathering and reporting of our NCCD National Consistent Collection of Data for the current funding model.
- Liaising with outside agencies regarding the wellbeing of ‘out of home care’ students and fostering and developing a positive working partnership
- NESA – applying for Special Provisions for the HSC for students with a disability
- Diagnostic testing of students K-12
- Development of Individual Programs (IPs) for students with a disability/difficulty K-12
- K-12 Wellbeing Programs across the College – partnering with the Executive, the Counsellor and the Chaplain
- 7-12 Pastoral Care – PC Leaders in Stages 4, 5 and 6
- Implementing programs and staff development
- Partnering with the College Chaplain and Counsellor to create a proactive culture of care
- ‘Praying Parents’ – partnering with parents to support them as they faithfully pray for our College
- Development and monitoring of classroom teachers in providing support for students with disabilities/difficulties
‘When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.’
The concept of ‘Do Hard Things’ is that we would encourage our young men to not take a vacation from responsibility in their teenage years but rather step into maturity and adulthood despite the pressure to conform to the patterns of this world. The name – ‘Extra’ – embodies the culture we desire. Transformed lives start with courageously going the extra mile today.