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Peakhurst Campus

Peakhurst Campus

Georges River College

Telephone02 9153 9966

Emailpeakhurst-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Student Wellbeing

2021 TERM 3 and 4 - LOCKDOWN WELLNESS KIT
from the Australian Red Cross  

 


Wellbeing at GRC Peakhurst Campus

Student Wellbeing is a priority of GRC Peakhurst Campus. Should any student require Wellbeing support, especially during this time of uncertainty, they are encouraged to contact the following staff or support options listed on this page.

Staff emails will be monitored Monday to Friday between 8.30am to 3.00pm during school weeks. 

If you have emailed outside of these times and require assistance please see the following:

In the event of an emergency, call 000.

Lifeline: 13 11 14                                                                     

Kids Helpline: 1800 551 800 -  kidshelpline.com.au

Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467

Headspace: 1800 650 890 - eheadspace.org.au

Beyondblue: 1300 224 636

Parent Helpline: 1300 1300 52 

NSW Mental Health Line:  1800 011 511​

Useful Websites

AUSTRALIAN Psychological Society   

Tips on managing anxiety during COVID-19.

HEADSPACE 

Click here for information aimed at supporting teenagers and young people experiencing stress related symptoms. 

PARENTSHOP 

How to talk to children about COVID19.

BEYOND BLUE 

REACHOUT 

Check out ReachOut.com for coping strategies during Covid-19 and self-care strategies for coping with social isolation as well as a resource to help deal with “bad world news”.

MICHAEL CARR-GREGG

NSW DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

Advice to parents and carers on remote learning from home

GENERAL INFORMATION

 Dept of Health - latest developments; limiting the spread of the virus or managing symptoms. 

Dept of Health - language translations for parents on hygiene and how to stop spreading virus. 

Additional Wellbeing support and related links can be found on our school’s webpage

 

GRC Peakhurst Campus Wellbeing Team

The Wellbeing Team at GRC Peakhurst Campus is committed to creating quality learning opportunities and supporting the cognitive, emotional, social, physical and spiritual wellbeing of all students. Student Wellbeing at GRC Peakhurst consists of a comprehensive and systematic Wellbeing Framework that is supported by an online integrated student wellbeing management system. Wellbeing programs and student-led initiatives are showcased to highlight a focus on supporting the wellbeing of all students. Our commitment to student wellbeing enables our students to connect, succeed and thrive at each stage of their development and learning. This is underpinned by a focus on productive relationships to promote an inclusive, collaborative and harmonious school community.

School partnership community initiatives with Headspace, Riverwood Community Centre, Project Youth, Georges River Life Care and 3 Bridges will be engaged. This will provide students with opportunities to be mentored and participate in various wellbeing programs. This will assist them with strategies to use in their day to day lives to cope with challenges they may face. These programs focus strongly on building resilience, self -esteem, awareness of body image and making correct choices. Information on when these programs are scheduled will be provided at that time.  

School Counsellors and Youth Workers

In 2021, we will have two counsellors at school:

  • Christine works on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays 
  • Gloria is in on a Tuesday and Wednesday. 

Georges River College Peakhurst Campus are fortunate to have several Youth Workers available on the following days:

  • Ellen as our SWSO (Student Wellbeing Support Officer) at school on Tuesdays and Fridays 
  • Ruth our Youth Worker from 3Bridges (Monday and Thursday) 
  • Larra, also from 3Bridges who coordinates our Bounce Back Space (Thursday and Friday). 
  • Merv, also from 3Bridges, who coordinates our Bounce Back Space (Monday and Tuesday). He is also available on Thursday for one on one case work.

All of our youth workers aim to provide pastoral care, case management and support to a range of students. 

Student Representative Council (SRC)

The Student Representative Council (SRC) forms an integral component of our local Wellbeing Framework. Our Student Representative Council Constitution has recently been reviewed to ensure transparency in the actions, organisation and operations of all SRC activities. Student representatives are elected by all students and staff through a democratic ballot and participate in an induction process. Our SRC members proudly represent our student cohort and strive to improve our school community through regular and ongoing student-led initiatives. The Student Representative Council prides itself on promoting a range of student wellbeing and social justice initiatives. Students are encouraged to participate in a range of initiatives and fundraising activities. Ongoing student participation leads to a sense of belonging, respect, compassion and a positive contribution to community charities. Student efforts in supporting and participating in fundraising activities are recognised, appreciated and rewarded by all members of the wider community.

Student Wellbeing Committee

All students at GRC Peakhurst Campus are actively encouraged to participate in the GRC Peakhurst Student Wellbeing Committee. This student committee is actively involved in the promotion of Social Justice Initiatives.  A volunteer group of students regularly speak at our formal assemblies and write articles that are published in our school newsletters. This group is also responsible for activities to promote anti- violence and anti-bullying. These students make posters, sell ribbons, produce videos and run whole school assemblies to support a range of causes. The Student Wellbeing Committee promotes and supports events and causes such as Harmony Day, The Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea, the National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence, RUOK? Day and Love Your Body Week, as well as assisting the Student Representative Council (SRC) in their activities. Another of the roles of the Student Wellbeing Committee is to support students in Peak Learning lessons which take place most mornings during Peak leaning (PL) time.

Peer Support Program

The Peer Support Program is considered highly valuable and rewarding for all students. Year 7 students split into small groups of between twelve to fifteen students with two-three Peer Support leaders from Years 9 and 10. The objective of this program is to foster friendships and allow the discussion of many issues that Year 7 students may be experiencing. It also creates a bond between the new students at the school with our senior students. It is fantastic to see our leaders gain strong leadership skills throughout the program. It is a wonderful program and aims to effectively implement our school values of Respect, Responsibility and Excellence.

Peak Learning

Positive Behaviour for Learning, known as PBL, is an integral part of Georges River College Peakhurst Campus, placing a focus on our core values of Respect, Responsibility and Excellence. At GRC peakhurst Campus, PBL is known as Peakhurst Expectations And Knowledge or PEAK. A key part of PEAK is the explicit teaching of our core values, social/emotional skills, and study skills. To allow for this, PEAK Learning has now taken the place of roll call. Each Tuesday, Thursday and Friday morning, students begin their day by participating in workshops designed to explore the main skills and themes of PEAK. As an example, for the first few weeks of this term, PEAK Learning (PL) has focused on our core value of Respect. Workshops have explored students identifying actions that reflect respect versus actions that do not reflect respect, various scenarios where concepts of respect may change, the ‘Golden Rule’ of treating others as we want to be treated, and appropriate use of mobile phones. 

Parenting Ideas

Georges River College Peakhurst Campus has a subscription to ‘Parenting Ideas’, which includes fantastic articles and webinars on a range of important issues and topics related to parenting. In every school newsletter, we will endeavour to include some articles for you to read and some of those articles have links attached to a webinar. As we are a subscribing school, for our parents, most of those webinars will incur no cost, so be sure to check them out!

Wellbeing Articles and Resources

Student Wellbeing Hub

Hurstville Headspace 

COVID-19 Information for Teens

Strategies to support parents, carers and students.

The Importance of Self-Care Planning

Working With Worry

Wellness Group

Let's Talk Anxiety