The Wellbeing Leadership Team consists of the Deputy Principal Wellbeing, Head Of Student Wellbeing, Counsellors, Learning Diversity Leaders and Year 7 - 10 Year Level Leaders who meet on a fortnightly basis. Students and families are encouraged to approach the Wellbeing Leadership Team with any concerns they may have.

The structure of student support begins with every student being placed in a Homeroom. Homerooms give students a link to their peers and their Homeroom Teacher.

The Homeroom Teacher

The Homeroom Teacher is the first point of contact for communication from parents or staff about a particular student. This communication may be to share a success, a concern or essential background information about the student. The Homeroom Teacher has a pivotal role in the advocacy, connectedness and care of each student in their Homeroom group.

This smaller group within the year level provides a ‘home base’ and a daily opportunity to connect, communicate and share. Being part of a Homeroom provides a sense of belonging and supports students in forming trusting relationships and making connections with their peers, their teachers and the wider College community.

A strong wellbeing structure and comprehensive support staff and processes provide additional support for students with specific and complex wellbeing needs.

Student in Focus Team

The Student in Focus Team, meets fortnightly at each year level to discuss the progress and appropriate course of action for students at risk or students of concern.

The Student in Focus Team comprises of the:

  • Deputy Principal Wellbeing
  • Head of Student Wellbeing
  • Two Year Level Leaders (at each year level)
  • Learning Diversity Leader and Assistant
  • Counsellors

The Student in Focus Team work collaboratively with Homeroom Teachers to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for all students.

Deputy Principal Wellbeing

The Deputy Principal Wellbeing provides a pivotal role in the wellbeing structure and takes responsibility for the development, implementation and promotion of wellbeing programs and services. The Deputy Principal Wellbeing ensures that the wellbeing policies and expectations of all members of the College are upheld, resulting in a safe and supportive environment and providing the security for each student to achieve success. The Deputy Principal Wellbeing is the chair at each year level Student in Focus Team meetings.

Head of Student Wellbeing

The Head of Student Wellbeing works collaboratively with Year Level Leaders and the Deputy Principal Wellbeing. The Head of Student Wellbeing also provides a point of contact for parents in regards to significant student wellbeing issues and oversees the day to day management and logistics of students.

Student Wellbeing Year Level Leaders

Year Level Leaders promote the wellbeing of all students in their year level. This is achieved by providing support to individual students, working in partnership with parents and engaging with the teachers and support staff.

Learning Diversity Leader

The Learning Diversity Leader works with the Learning Support staff to ensure that every child at the College receives an education that is inclusive and equitable. Every student at the College has a right to access a range of engaging learning activities which meet their individual needs. The Learning Diversity Leader is committed to developing collaborative partnerships between students, teachers, families and the community to ensure students with diverse learning needs are supported from the moment they are enrolled at the College. If a student experiences difficulties with their learning at any time they will be referred to the Learning Diversity Leader who, working closely with parents, Counsellors and the Year Level Leaders, will use a variety of information and assessment tools to guide interventions for the student.

Counselling Team

Within a College environment students may experience a wide range of behavioural, emotional, social and psychological issues that, if left untreated, may jeopardise their wellbeing and learning. Examples include mental illnesses, friendship difficulties, family breakdowns, relationship issues, eating disorders, bullying, traumatic events, alcohol and substance abuse, self-esteem and identity difficulties.

Catholic Regional College Caroline Springs provides professional counselling services to assist students and their families deal with issues that may hinder their development.

Catholic Regional College Caroline Springs is committed to providing a safe environment and assisting students develop appropriate skills and attitudes to resolve problems in academic, psychological, emotional and social contexts.

The College’s counselling services are highly visible to students and the general College community; and the College’s counselling services are easy to access. Students do not need a referral from a GP in order to use the College counselling services.

These services can be accessed by all students simply by contacting:

esternar@crccs.vic.edu.au

jbarnett@crccs.vic.edu.au

jschembri@crccs.vic.edu.au


Deputy Principal Wellbeing - Richard Brodrick

Head of Student Wellbeing - Kiera McNally

Year Level Leaders

Year 7 – Tiffany Azzopardi
Year 7 - Jamie-Lee Lafferrairie
Year 8 - Karen Bailey
Year 8 - Danny Godoy
Year 9 - Laura Bonini
Year 9 - Dawn Rodgers
Year 10 - Bridget Crowe
Year 10 - Broderick Ashmole

Learning Diversity Leaders

Anne Crockford
Cathy Palermo

Counselling Team

Eloise Sternar
Jamie Barnett
Jessica Schembri