Student wellbeing permeates our teaching programs, our student support structures and the policies that govern the way we engage with students, staff and parents.
At Newman College, we believe that wellbeing begins, though certainly extends, beyond self. We therefore challenge our students to seek healthy reflection on their own being and place in the world but we also require them to support, and meaningfully contribute towards, the lives of others.
Our objective is to develop a holistic approach to wellbeing in and out of the classroom by guiding students towards the development of skills, mindsets and behaviours that contribute to their social, physical, academic and emotional success.
With the intent of developing supportive and trusting staff-student relationships, individual pastoral care advisors are allocated to small groups of students at every year level. Each student progresses through the entirety of College life with the same advisor.
- Academic assistance can be sought from the classroom teacher, the Curriculum leaders and the Deputy Principal of Learning and Staff Development
- Matters relating to students’ welfare can be assisted by Pastoral Care Teachers, Deans of Wellbeing or the Deputy Principal Mission and Catholic Identity. Such concerns may range from academic guidance through to social and emotional support.
- Trained Psychologists assist students whom may be experiencing mental health concerns such as anxiety, stress, depression, grief and loss; and where their wellbeing may be impacting on their learning. Psychologists work with the College to support the individual wherever appropriate. On the Primary campuses, the expertise and services of both Psychologists and Social Workers are available.