Student Wellbeing

Our Approach

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.

Our Team

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), Student Wellbeing Co-Ordinator, Counsellor and Chaplain. Referrals received by the team from Year Level Managers will be discussed and referred to the most appropriate team member.

For Parents

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.

What We Offer

  • Wellbeing focused workshops for all year levels
  • Individual and small group counselling an 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 specialised support

How to Refer

  • Parents who would like their child to be referred to wellbeing should begin by calling the relevant year level manager or assistant principal for a referral
  • Students can access wellbeing by speaking with their year level managers or a member of the wellbeing team

Useful Websites for parents, guardians, and kids:

Headspace 5279 2754
Kids Help Line 1800 551 800
Lifeline Australia 13 11 14
Parent Line 13 22 89
Kids Matter
Beyond Blue 1300 224 636
Barwon Health Triage 1300 094 187  
Meli 5226 8900