Student Wellbeing

Chaffey College believes that every student should come to school happy and feeling safe. We have a strong pastoral care program that ensures all students feel they belong, can contribute and are cared for at school. 

Each student belongs to a homegroup, and they have a MIPS teacher who is there to help guide them. Each homegroup belongs to a year level community and these communities are lead by our Year Level Coordinators; senior teachers who have experience working with students and their families. Our Year Level Coordinators are responsible for administrative support and pastoral care of students. They also deal with behaviour management issues in conjunction with our student manager and the assistant principals. 

A social worker, wellbeing coordinator/counsellor, school chaplain, a school nurse and the student manager provide a confidential and professional counselling service to students. There is strong support from outside agencies. 

Chaffey College student management is built on the foundations of restorative practice. We aim to restore relationships through powerful conferences that often involve families. Together we work to help the wrong-doer take responsibility for their actions, and to put things right.
 
DO YOU KNOW HOW TO STAY SAFE ONLINE?
Check out links below and better equip yourself and your child with the knowledge to stay safe, protect your privacy and avoid harassment and bullying online.
 
Personal Information Protector Privacy Quiz (Privacy Victoria)

http://www.privacy.vic.gov.au/privacy/web2.nsf/files/personal-information-protector-privacy-quiz

 

Think U Know (Federal Police)

http://www.thinkuknow.org.au/site/

 

Bullying No Way (created by Australian Education communities)

http://www.bullyingnoway.com.au/

 

Stop Cyberbullying (created by WiredKids Inc.)

http://www.stopcyberbullying.org/index2.html

 

NetSmartz (NCMEC)

http://www.netsmartz.org/Teens

 

Cybersmart (Australian Communications and Media Authority)

http://www.cybersmart.gov.au

 

Youth Central (State Government of Victoria)

http://www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au/News+%26+Features/Cyber+Smarts/

 

ACMA:

Internet Security and Safety

http://www.acma.gov.au/WEB/STANDARD/pc=PUB_CONS_INT_CRIME


Online Social Networking

http://www.acma.gov.au/WEB/STANDARD/pc=PC_311748


Are you doing something illegal online?

http://www.acma.gov.au/WEB/STANDARD/pc=PC_312091


Stay Smart Online

http://www.thinkuknow.org.au/site/


SCAMwatch

http://www.scamwatch.gov.au/content/index.phtml/tag/Scamwatch/




Chaplaincy at Chaffey Secondary College

Chaffey Secondary College is fortunate to have a school chaplain as a part of our wellbeing team. The Chaplain at our school is funded through the Australian Governments National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program (and supported by the Chaplaincy Committee.)

Chaplaincy is a unique service that is of great value to our students, staff and parents, offering care, building the social skills of students, and encouraging responsible behaviour amongst our young people. Our Chaplain works as an integral part of our Wellbeing Team (along with our Student Welfare Coordinator, Student Counsellor and school Nurse). Together they offer individual support, they plan and implement wellbeing programs across the curriculum and they participate in a broad range of school coordinated activities such as school excursions, camps, sporting events and assemblies. Student engagement in this Program is of a voluntary nature.

Each year our school council seeks feedback from our school community in order to enable us to review and confirm support for the Program. We also maintain a risk management plan which is reviewed annually. School procedures are followed for parents and students to seek referral, manage complaints and to opt out of the Program.

 

 

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