A strong emphasis is placed on pastoral care within the College. The Home Group or Classroom teacher provides the first level of care. Year level Co-ordinators offer students additional support.
In addition, there are two Wellbeing staff at both campuses who are available to students as a support to help them work through their concerns and challenges. The Wellbeing staff seek to build positive relationships with students. They facilitate friendship and social skills groups, organise student seminars, attend school camps and spend time one-on-one with students.
As a Christian school, the wellbeing of our students is of utmost importance. Jesus said that others would know we are his disciples because of the love that we have for one another (John 13:35). In addition to this there is a great deal of research which points to the fact that students who are struggling with their own wellbeing find it difficult to learn and to thrive at school. If for no other reason, this places a great deal of importance on the pastoral care and emotional wellbeing of students.
The Wellbeing service at Waverley Christian College provides pastoral care for students and their families by providing appropriate support and encouragement, seeking to nurture students in their social, emotional and spiritual well-being.
The role of the Wellbeing staff includes:
Other programs managed by the Wellbeing staff include:
Students and parents are invited to contact the Wellbeing staff to make an appointment.
The Wellbeing staff maintain an up to date register of professional counsellors and psychological services available within the community and will provide assistance with referrals for students and their parents to these services, as appropriate.