Here at Eltham High, we are aware that student wellbeing is the foundation of all teaching and learning.
We know that if students feel emotionally regulated, their mind and body will be at ease and optimal learning will occur. Further, there will be times that students will require extra wellbeing support due to various reasons, and we are here to support them.
Our Student Services team have the experience and dedication to work across a range of adolescent presenting issues. We are skilled in engaging and building trusting relationships with all young people and then providing a therapeutic intervention that builds their resilience and capacity to engage with their learning environment. We focus on building their self-determination, self-acceptance, and hope. All these abilities will allow a young person to build upon their capacity to navigate through High School.
At Eltham High School we aim to foster a help seeking culture, sending the message that there is no shame in being helped and that Student Services is a safe and non-judgmental space that will provide them with wellbeing support. Students are advised to make a counselling appointment through their allocated practitioner but are welcome to drop in if they require immediate support.
Our support is very much focused on the presenting issues and needs of the student. Moreover, we value working in a systemic manner with the young person’s family. Therefore, we encourage parents and carers to maintain contact with the school throughout your young person’s journey to maintain our collaborative approach. This allows you as parents to understand what support is being provided, what their wellbeing needs are, and how we can work together to achieve and maintain their psycho-social and educational goals.
Parents/Carers can contact the Student Services team for a confidential discussion:
Call Eltham High School Reception on (03) 9430 5111 or email the Student Services Leader, Madeline Kamamis: Madeline.Kamamis@education.vic.gov.au