Wellbeing refers to the social, emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual development of each individual and is key to effective learning.
At Coomandook we are constantly striving to ensure that we remain aware of and alert to the pressures and social norms that our young people face at all stages of their development.
Students at Coomandook engage in weekly Pastoral Care lessons with a focus on building healthy, positive and resilient students. During these lessons students and staff work through the Learning Curve Student Planners. These planners contain resources that focus on building resilience, self-reflection and character strengths in our students.
The skills of wellbeing are taught throughout the curriculum and varied extracurricular activities and opportunities. CAS has implemented a whole school approach to wellbeing within the schools site improvement plan with a Growth Mindset model to education and wellbeing. A Growth Mindset teaches us that intelligence and resilience can be developed by embracing challenges, persisting in the face of setbacks, taking on board constructive criticism and seeing effort as the path to mastery. This is very empowering for a young person
Our wellbeing team are Stacy Seidel (Youth Worker) and Carelle Poole (Pastoral Support Worker). Stacy and Carelle are available throughout the day to support students with personal wellbeing needs. These needs may include support with learning, friendships, bullying and harassment, sexual identity and attraction and mental health support. A safe space in Chat n Chill and a smaller private space in the Chill room is available for students when they need a break. CAS is a member of the Safe Schools Coalition and supports student’s differences and diversity.
Where appropriate our wellbeing team are able to make referrals to outside agencies to provide ongoing support for students and families. Our interagency support team include;
Department of Child Protection (formerly Families SA)
Child & Youth Health Service
Community Bridging Services (CBS)
The Station Youth Centre
Tailem Bend Community Centre
Murray Mallee Community Health Service
Standby Response Service
Police and Medical Health Centres
Please feel free to contact the Wellbeing team at school on 85733007 for any other information.