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 School Counsellors (Psychologists) who provide counselling to students from the Early Learning Centre to Year 12. The Counsellors liaise with the School Executive that includes the Head of Senior School – Students, the Head of School – Staff, Head of Senior School – Teaching and Learning, the Head of Junior School and the Head of Early Learning. They also work closely with the Year Level Coordinators across the Senior School and teachers in Senior School, Junior School and the ELC.
The Counsellors 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.