At Holy Trinity Lutheran College, we are committed to enhancing and strengthening the social, emotional and spiritual development of all students. We recognise that wellbeing is a shared responsibility and is fundamental in every aspect of school culture.
The Wellbeing Team
Our Wellbeing Team, consisting of the College Psychologist, College Chaplain, Wellbeing Officer and College Pastor, works closely together to provide a high level of support and care for all students at Holy Trinity.
Our College Psychologist is provisionally registered by the Psychology Board of Australia under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law. The College Psychologist supports whole school practice by implementing programs to address social/emotional learning and student wellbeing.
Our College Chaplain engages with students from Foundation to Year 12. A primary focus of the Chaplain is the promotion of student wellbeing through pastoral care, social/emotional learning and supporting students in the areas of beliefs, values, morals, ethics and religion.
The Wellbeing Officer engages with students from Foundation to Year 12 to enhance and strengthen students’ social and emotional development, enhancing the capacity of the school to support students in achieving their education potential. A primary focus of the Wellbeing Officer is the promotion of student wellbeing through pastoral care and social/emotional learning.
Our College Pastor provides another level of support and guidance for all students, in particular to the spiritual life of the college community. He is available to staff, students and parents for counselling and to assist individuals who seek support in relation to pastoral care issues. The College Pastor conducts staff study on a regular basis and has a role in chapel services and various pastoral care programs.
Our college counselling service assists in supporting the social and emotional needs of our students. The Wellbeing Team may offer support in the following areas:
- Consult with parents and staff with regard to providing support for a student’s social and/or emotional needs.
- Work with teaching staff to complement existing programs and integrate new programs to address student wellbeing needs.
- Assist with individual education planning as needed.
- Refer to community agencies where appropriate.
- Provide direct counselling to students on an as-needed basis.
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