PVGC Wellbeing

 

Our Core Values

Respect

Respect

  • Respect the right of others to learn
  • Make positive contributions
  • Respect all property and belongings

Diversity

Diversity

  • Respect differences and treat all others as equals
  • Respect the opinions of others
  • Support the needs of others

Achievement

Achievement

  • Maintain regular attendance
  • Set achievable goals and aim to succeed
  • Be organised for class and meet set dates

 

A matrix has been developed for Pascoe Vale Girls College which identifies the expected behaviours based on our core values of Respect, Diversity and Achievement. The matrix is displayed in many locations throughout the College and is used as to support the building of a positive learning environment at Pascoe Vale Girls College.

To view the matrix please click here

The Student Wellbeing Team at Pascoe Vale Girls College works to ensure the promotion of positive wellbeing across the student population and broader PVGC community. To develop positive, confident and competent learners, PVGC’s whole school approach supports students and the school community to enhance wellbeing and build student resilience. This whole school approach is informed by the school values of respect, diversity and achievement.

Click here to view the Engagement & Wellbeing Policy

The Wellbeing Team is overseen by an Assistant Principal and consists of two psychologists, a social worker and a nurse who work alongside Heads of School, Year Level Coordinators, Integration Aides and teachers.

The Wellbeing Team works to promote student wellbeing in a range of ways:

  • Individual support and counselling to students/guardians and their families;
  • Student educational assessments;
  • Staff professional development;
  • Student health promotion;
  • Support for student-led initiatives;
  • Engaging relevant external organisations to provide programs addressing particular wellbeing needs where appropriate;
  • Facilitating small group work, wellbeing sessions and whole-of-school initiatives addressing a range of topics.

We also have on-site support provided by a number of different external community organisations in addition to the Wellbeing Team. Support provided is confidential and can be accessed in a number of different ways.

Getting in touch

The Student Wellbeing Team is available to provide support Monday to Friday during school hours across each school term.

Students can make a time to speak with one of the Wellbeing Team by:

  • Talking to their Year Level Coordinator or Head of School;
  • Approaching a Wellbeing Team member directly to make a time to discuss support options;
  • Sending an email by using the contact form below to make a time or ask a question.

Parents/Guardians can raise a wellbeing concern by:

  • Speaking to your child’s Year Level Coordinator or Head of School;
  • Contact a member of the Wellbeing Team directly to discuss support options;
  • Send an email by using the contact form below.

If you require an interpreter, this can be easily arranged.

Out of Hours Support

If support is required out of school hours or during school holidays for a wellbeing reason, please use one of the following options:

  • If urgent, contact 000 or present to the Emergency Department of your local hospital
  • Make an appointment with your family doctor/GP
  • Contact a specialist mental health service in your area such as headspace
  • Or contact one of the following helplines:

Wellbeing Resources and Information

For students:

A range of information about mental health and wellbeing from headspace, click here: https://www.headspace.org.au/young-people/

More information can be found here from beyondblue:

https://www.youthbeyondblue.com/

For parents/carers:

Resources for parents/carers about mental health and wellbeing in young people: https://www.headspace.org.au/friends-and-family/

Resources and information about mental health and wellbeing from beyondblue: https://www.beyondblue.org.au/

Resources in other languages:

For information about wellbeing and mental health in a different language, click on the language below:

Arabic

Vietnamese

Assyrian

Turkish

There are a number of different information sheets with specific information about mental health and wellbeing in various languages, click here to find out more.