Shelford has an integrated wellbeing approach that is structured to respond to the developmental and mental health needs our girls are facing.
Wellbeing at Shelford is led by the Director of Student Wellbeing and Development and is supported by School Psychologists, Learning Enhancement staff, the International Student Coordinator and the School Nurse. Together with teachers and Year Level Coordinators, a wraparound network of care is provided to every student.
With over 20 years’ experience as a hospital nurse and having worked for five years as the School Nurse at Malvern Primary School and in the boarding house at Wesley College, Anna developed an interest in adolescent health and moved to Shelford at the start of 2018.
Anna’s work at Shelford is as diverse as our student population. Alongside providing ice-packs and band-aids to soothe playground bumps and scrapes, managing the health of our students with anaphylaxis and asthma and attending to the odd sprained ankle on the Sports Field, Anna also works closely with our school psychologists to provide comprehensive mental health support.
Anna’s manner with the girls is gentle, kind and maternal. She has a reputation for bringing calm into stressful situations, getting students the help they need.