The wellbeing of students, staff, parents and our broader community is central to everything we do at Shelford. The School’s core values of respect and integrity underpin the importance that is placed on wellbeing.
Shelford employs two Psychologists who provide counselling to students from Prep to Year 12. The Psychologists liaise with the School Executive and work closely with each student's pastoral care teacher (classroom teacher in the Junior School and Year Level Coordinator in the Senior School).
The Psychologists administer appropriate testing and assessments of students and make recommendations in the subsequent reports. They also work closely with the Learning Enhancement staff regarding strategies to support the specific needs of students.
The wellbeing of students is also supported by the Quaerite Program and sessions and workshops presented by experts that include safe behaviours regarding social media, positive mindsets and strategies, resilience, adolescence, healthy relationships and drugs and alcohol.