St Scholastica’s College invests substantially in the overall mental and physical wellbeing of its students. The Assistant Principal Pastoral Care and Wellbeing, two full-time counsellors and six Guidance Coordinators, one for each year, know and understand the pressures that can build among girls and young women. They help students acquire and sustain the resilience and mental strength needed to maximise performance at school. Preventive strategies prevail but our Pastoral Care staff are quick to identify problems early, and work in partnership with families to best support the students.
School and teenage years can represent the best of times and, on occasion, troubled times. Much is expected of girls and young women as they move through school to the world beyond and through teenage years to adulthood.
Guidance Coordinators work with the College Counsellors, as required, to support students in the year group. For both parents and girls, the Guidance Coordinators are important points of contact when issues arise that may affect a student's ability to participate in school life.
The Guidance Coordinator, Homeroom teachers and the Subject Coordinators collaborate to build positive relationships with the students.
Smart phones, personal tablets and the associated technology and internet sites are infinitely appealing and genuinely present opportunities in education and life. Our students are encouraged to take advantage of the technology both to advance their studies and to instil confidence in its use. Within that framework, cyber safety is an ever-present consideration and, at Schols, through a continuing program we aim to develop the students' sense of cyber citizenship in their engagement with technology.
Information can be obtained from the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner’s website: www.esafety.gov.au. This site has a clear and effective section especially designed for parents and carers.