COUNSELLING AND WELLBEING

We have a wonderful Welfare Team this year.

  • Fiona Dumitrache – (Head of Welfare)
  • Jared Stocks – (Chaplain)
  • Phil Waters – (Student Welfare: middle school and VCAL focus)
  • Lidia Lae- (Principal Psychologist – referral only)
  • Danielle Bruce- (School Psychologist – referral only)

We all also have the capacity to work closely with Learning Support and INSPiRE staff.  As a team we plan to provide for your child’s/adolescent’s needs as well as to support you as parents/guardians.  Primary students will continue to reinforce the “You Can Do It!” keys: Organisation, Getting Along, Persistence, Confidence and Resilience. They are also participating in Healthy Living Skills (HLS) which develops their practical capacity to live a healthy and safe life.

Secondary students in Years 7-9 have two periods a week, and Year 10s one period a week, allocated for Personal Development, covering critical areas of organisation, relationships, purpose, personal safety, respect, mental health and understanding self. Senior students (Years 10-12) have a mini seminar every Wednesday morning covering similar topics but with age appropriate material.

As a response to parent request and in support of parents this year, we are providing early-evening sessions spread over the year on the following topics: Parenting, Child Exploitation Material and Cybersafety, Personal Safety, and Relationships.

Students may access Jared and Fiona at any time for mentoring support. Phil also has a few periods allocated for general student welfare support. Should you like more information about how we can help you this year, don’t hesitate to contact anyone on the team via the main office or email studentwelfare@ncc.vic.edu.au. We are here to serve.