Student Wellbeing

Erindale College takes a whole school approach to student and staff wellbeing. We place equal value on students' emotional and social development as well as academic achievement. We strive to foster a sense of belonging to our school community. Erindale College is a safe, inclusive and connected school community that promotes student wellbeing, learning and positive relationships so that students can reach their full potential.

College Link

College Link is a support structure available at Erindale College for all students. Students are placed into small group mentoring classes with one teacher who supports them throughout their college life.

The role of the College Link teacher includes:

College Link teachers are the first point of contact for parents/carers with strong, two way communication encouraged.

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The Learning Hub

At Erindale College we know that our students learn in a wide range of ways.  For this reason we have provided a space where students can access expertise for any of their learning goals in their own time. The Hub provides a flexible and supportive learning environment within Erindale College.

The Learning Hub provides a safe, quiet space for individual and/or small group work. Students may wish to work in the Hub for a range of purposes:

There are a range of learning needs which the Hub may help to fulfil. This includes, but is not limited to:

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School Psychology

All schools have a school psychologist as part of their student services team.  Our school psychologists are registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and their work is governed by the Australian Psychological Society Code of Ethics and several legislations such as Education Act 2004, Children and Young People Act 2008 and Health Records (Privacy and Access) Act 1997.

Psychologists are trained in human behaviour and have an understanding of child / adolescent development, behaviour, learning, memory, as well as the processes that influence how people think and feel. Within schools they can help deal with complex student issues and support school communities in a wide range of professional activities.

School psychologists can provide direct support or interventions to students, consult with teachers and families, or work alongside other members of the student services team (school youth health nurse, school social worker, youth worker) to assist students to thrive in their school environment.  School psychologists may also work with the school executive team on school-wide practices and procedures, as well as collaborate with community providers to co-ordinate services for students.

The key aspects of a psychologist’s work in schools include the following:

  1. Undertake psychological evaluations, including individual student cognitive assessments
  2. Assist with Individual Learning Plans
  3. Provide psychological intervention individually or in groups.  This may include a referral to a community provider for long term support
  4. Facilitate workshops and training for parents or teachers
  5. Act as a liaison to community services (paediatricians, allied health professionals) to provide information on a student’s progress or to obtain additional information for evaluations.
  6. Offer grief counselling in the event of a tragedy affecting the school community

If students would like to make an appointment to speak with a school psychologist, they can do so through Student Services (e-knex).