The Oberon Way is a to have a powerful sense of belonging, and we pride ourselves on a wellbeing focus to assist in our student’s health throughout their time at Oberon. Every member of the Oberon High School community has a right to fully participate in an educational environment that is safe, supportive, and inclusive and we strive to achieve this for our students. Everyone deserves to be treated with care, respect, and dignity. Students, staff, and families are supported by our qualified wellbeing team who works with wider teams within and beyond our school to develop a school culture where all individual students’ matter, are valued, accepted and able to develop to their full potential.
At our Wellbeing Team we focus on building strong and meaningful relationships with students and providing purposeful and targeted challenges to support the student to reach their full potential. We believe that student wellbeing should be a focus on what we do and what we priorities as a key element.
We have a multi-disciplinary team at Oberon Highschool offering a range of different support to students, staff, and parents. We have a Mental Health Practioner (MHP), visiting Headspace Psychologist, Student Wellbeing Co-Ordinator, and Chaplain. We have weekly wellbeing meetings to manage referrals, the needs of students and community and have an evidence-based approach to holistic health to improve children’s wellbeing.
The Student Wellbeing Team can support parents with advice and referrals to appropriate agencies and external support services to assist with any concerns that the family may be facing that impacts upon their child at Oberon. Parents can complete a referral form to Wellbeing Team.
What We Offer
- Wellbeing Programs: Gardening Program, Boat Building Program, Boxing Program, RAISE Youth Mentoring, Skate program, nutrition program & many more.
- Wellbeing focused workshops for all year levels
- Individual and small group counselling and programs
- Assisting transition from primary to secondary school and pathways to post-compulsory schooling
- Counselling for relationship issues (peers, family, teachers)
- Mediation for concerns e.g., bullying, self-esteem, attendance, resiliency, grief or loss, family breakdown, anger management etc.
- Restorative practices – Is a process used to repair relationships and ensure responsibility is taken and justice is served
- Academic progress and appropriate educational pathways
- Student engagement and inclusion
- Referrals to outside agencies including Headspace, The Geelong Project, School Network Support Staff for Assessment And Specialized Support/Counselling
How to Refer
Staff, Students, and parents are able access wellbeing support by:
- Self-referral by calling the relevant Year Level Manager or Assistant Principal for a referral and by completing a referral form to the Wellbeing Team attached below
- Referral education staff: staff may contact the Year level Manager to raise concerns about a student and seek assistance or request their attendance/support at a parent meeting
- Referral Form can be completed by Year Level Manager, Leadership Team, Parent & Student. If staff have concerns for students’ wellbeing report to YLM.
Useful Websites for parents, guardians, and kids:
|Kids Help Line||1800 551 800||www.kidshelpline.com.au|
|Lifeline Australia||13 11 14||www.lifeline.org.au|
|Parent Line||13 22 89||www.parentline.vic.gov.au|
|Beyond Blue||1300 224 636||www.beyondblue.org.au|
|Barwon Health ACCESS Team||1300 094 187|