At Sandringham College we place a strong emphasis on student wellbeing and offer a vast array of support.
Our support network
Key to our effective support of student learning and wellbeing is strategic allocation of a fulltime Wellbeing Coordinator at each campus. Our extensive support network includes a Program for Students with a Disability (PSD) Coordinator (who works across both campuses), Student Managers, College Mental health Practitioner, DET SSSO staff Bayside council Social and Youth Work services and external agencies.
Our Student Wellbeing Team are available to provide confidential assistance to students and their families should they need it. Students and parents should first speak to the relevant student manager about their concerns. Students may then be offered a confidential appointment with one of our trained wellbeing counsellors for further assessment and support.
Workshops and groups of varying sorts are organised throughout the year through our Life Skills program to promote the wellbeing and personal development of students. Group programs give students the opportunity to learn new skills. Our programs are targeted at the maturity level of students and focus on adolescent mental health, physical health, safety and wellbeing.
In Victoria, students have access to many support services outside of school, including Headspace Centres, Community Health Services, Council Youth Teams and private counselling. We encourage parents/carers to consult with their GP regarding support services. Alternatively, parents can approach the school for advice and guidance with how to engage in these services.
Sandringham College is committed to the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. Our school community recognises the importance of, and a responsibility for, ensuring our school is a safe, supportive and enriching environment which respects and fosters the dignity and self-esteem of children and young people, and enables them to thrive in their learning and development.
For more information download our Child Safe Standards Code of Conduct or the Department of Education Student Engagement Policy.
Have you applied for the CSEF?
Parents are reminded that if you hold a valid means-tested concession card or are a temporary foster parent, you may be eligible for the CSEF financial support from DET.
Please speak to our administration team at either campus about how to apply.
Headspace Centres act as a one-stop-shop for young people who need help with mental health, physical health (including sexual health), alcohol and other drugs or work and study support.
Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Beyond Blue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.
The DHHS delivers health and human services, drives reform and provides regulatory oversight. Their goal is for all Victorians with a mental illness to live fulfilling lives.
Parentline is a phone service for parents and carers of children from birth to 18 years old. They offer confidential and anonymous counselling and support on parenting issues.