Student Well-being and Personal Development
At Narrogin Senior High School we understand the link between mental health, the well-being of our students, their academic achievement and subsequent life experiences.
Our student’s ability to relate to their peers, control their emotional responses, respond to conflict appropriately and seek help when required, will directly impact on their ability to engage in the learning process. To be successful students, we need to develop individuals with high levels of emotional competence. With this in mind, each year group has a particular focus:
Year 7 –
Year 8 – Belonging
Year 9 – Respect and Resiliency
Year 10 – Informed Choices
Year 11 – Developing Leadership
Year 12 – Planning for the Future
We are committed to providing a positive environment that reflects our school core values of Respect, Tolerance and Responsibility.
The Health and Well-Being Team 2017
Student Services Manager
Year 7 Coordinator
Year 8 Coordinator
Year 9 Coordinator
Year 12 Coordinator
Learning Support Coordinator
Student Events Coordinator
All members of the Health and Well-Being Team use Restorative Justice Practices when dealing with the students in their care. Restorative practice builds the capacity of our students to form quality social relationships. It fosters good decision making and a greater sense of belonging to the Narrogin Senior High School Community.
1. Form Groups
At Narrogin Senior High School, our form program provides continuity of care. Form classes of between 18 and 26 students enables form teachers to monitor students’ progress and develop a sense of community in our school. In a small, safe environment, students are able to interact with others from a range of year groups.
The form teacher manages daily attendance. Parents are asked to provide a note for every absence. The note is to be passed on to the form teacher.
2. Year Coordinators
Year Coordinators assist in monitoring your child’s academic, social, emotional and behavioural progress. They develop programs for the whole year group and provide personalised support, when necessary, for individual students. Year Coordinators liaise with the Health and Well-Being Manager and refer students to other members of the Health and Well-Being Team.
The Year Coordinator is the first person parents should contact to pass on information about: changing circumstances in the home that may significantly affect your child, changes in your child’s medical condition, a noticeable change in the rate of your child’s progress or in their behaviour, long absences and concerns about performance in the classroom. Form teachers will, as necessary, pass information on to the relevant Year Leader and/or other members of the Health and Well-Being Team.
AIEOs work with Nyoongar students in the classroom to support their academic progress. They act as mentors and provide appropriate guidance by assisting students to be prepared for class, be in class on time, attend school activities like assemblies, year meetings and carnivals and provide encouragement, role modeling and general support. They liaise with parents, teachers and students to develop students’ educational, social and emotional skills.
The Chaplains work to build relationships with students, families and staff. They offer input into spiritual or ‘meaning of life’ questions, are positive role models and provide a link between the school and the local Narrogin community. Their role may involve providing additional practical help for teaching and administrative staff, assist in the running of extra-curricular activities (such as socials) as well as being mentors for individual students. In-school chaplains encourage an understanding of the range of human experience on a social, emotional, spiritual and physical level.
5. School Nurse
The School Nurse is available to monitor the overall physical health of students at Narrogin Senior High School. This involves facilitating immunisation programs, creating health plans (in conjunction with other medical practitioners) and assisting students to manage chronic health conditions. Parents need to regularly update the School Nurse to keep them informed of student’s health needs.
6. School Psychologist
The School Psychologist is available (by appointment) for consultation with students and parents. The psychologist assists with developing the resiliency of students. The five skills of resilience are: helpful and positive thinking, resourcefulness, understanding emotions, relationship skills and self-understanding.
School psychologists also assess students with special needs. They provide support for students and advise teachers of how best to modify or extend learning programs to cater for students’ individual requirements.
7. Learning Support Coordinator
The Learning Support Coordinator assists students and teachers to meet the educational needs of students with diagnosed learning disabilities and specific learning difficulties.
8. Student Events Coordinator
The Student Events Coordinator liaises with Year Coordinators, students, parents and teaching staff to plan major school activities like the School Ball, Assemblies, the Prefect Camp, Year 12 Farewell Dinner and the Year 12 Presentation Evening.
9. Student Services Manager
The Health and Well-Being Manager consults with members of the Health and Well-Being Team on student welfare issues and coordinates the counseling of individual students. They work extensively with local community agencies and oversee referrals to these agencies when required. The Health and Well-Being Manager works in conjunction with the Year Coordinators to develop a range of programs suited to the needs of each year level.
Narrogin Senior High School offers a range of Pastoral Care programs to cater to student’s diverse needs.
Changing Health Acting Together is a health promotion initiative that will enable schools to develop a whole-school approach to resilience, drug and road safety education.
Types of Support
Issues relating to transition from primary to secondary school or district high school to senior high school
Academic progress and appropriate pathways
Accessing Wellbeing Support
Student and parents are able to access wellbeing support by:
Self referral by visiting the student services office for an appointment
CHAT – (Changing Health Acting Together)