Term 2 – Wellbeing Review
This month the Wellbeing team celebrated Men’s Mental Health by hosting a morning tea and running awareness sessions with Brian from the Koo Wee Rup Regional Health Service; celebrated annually each June. The topics discussed in this session naturally flowed from the month of May, which focused on the repercussions of vaping, smoking, and other illicit drugs. The students were very responsive to the topic of vaping, even taking it upon themselves to make a pledge to abandon this habit.
Through the Men’s Shed, Brian also encourages male students to work with their hands in making or mending artifacts. Over the term on Tuesdays, students have been making a dividing wall between the dining space and workshop at the hub, using a variety of tools and resources.
For more Wellbeing resources during the holiday period, clink on the link for tips and resources for parents, carers and families of children and young people in their care.
We look forward to seeing you all next term.
Run by our Year 11 VM students the VMCafé & Breakfast Club is open for service.
Where – Located in the Café area near the Canteen
Breakfast Club – Every Tuesday and Thursday morning before school
Breakfast Club Free Menu – Spaghetti or Baked Bean Toasties, Vegemite or Honey Toast, & Muesli or Fruit Salad bowls
VMCafé – Open Tuesday & Thursday before school and Recess
VMCafé Menu – Coffee and Hot Chocolates $3 ($3.50 for Almond, Oat or Soy milk)
First Aid – Action Plans and Medication
In order for us to give your students the best care possible, we encourage families with students who require regular medical care at the College, to contact your local GP during the school holidays for an up to date Action Plan and medication. This may be for Asthma, Allergies, Anaphylaxis and Diabetes.
If your student requires any medication they must bring it along with them to school each day, with the pharmacy label noting your doctors instructions, in it’s original packaging.
Along with the signed Action Plan from your doctor, a Request to Administer Medication form filled out by the students parent/guardian.
These forms can also be obtained from Administration and First Aid.
Please feel free to call us on 03 5997 1444 or email us at email@example.com.
Thank you for assisting us in keeping your students safe!
Inclusion at Koo Wee Rup Secondary College
The Inclusion Team (formerly Program for Students with Disabilities) is here to support students with disabilities and high learning needs.
The Inclusion Team work closely with Learning Communities and the Wellbeing Team to provide students with the support to achieve their personal best at school.
In 2024 the model of funding to support students with learning difficulties and disabilities will be changing.
If your student experiences such difficulties, please feel free to contact the Inclusion Coordinator to discuss these further.
Click on the link for more information on the Disability Inclusion Reform Package.
Denver, Harvey and Miranda are always a hit when they visit the College.
Their programs are designed to enhance self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationships, decision-making, and resilience skills. Developed by education specialists and mental health professionals, their unique programs incorporate Animal Assisted Interventions with their trained therapy dogs Denver and Harvey, to create an interactive and engaging experience for students and educators alike.
Using the healing power of the human-animal bond the counselling team at Patient Paws are dedicated to providing support to individuals of all ages. Denver and Harvey help assist in creating a welcoming and friendly environment and are trained to provide emotional support and comfort to those in need.