Koo Wee Rup Secondary College has a diverse well resourced Wellbeing Team, which includes a Student Wellbeing Leader, Trauma Therapist, Youth Worker, Mental Health Practitioner, First-Aid Officer, and Secondary School Nurse.
The college Wellbeing Team is a safe place where many young people can approach our team for support. An important role of our Wellbeing Team is also to identify a student’s needs and to make the appropriate referrals or ask for specialist advice.
Wellbeing Services include:
- Short term, solutions focused counselling
- Referrals to external agencies and community support networks
- Targeted small group programs
- Referral to Department of Education Specialists for psychological and educational assessment
- Support and advice for parents and families
- Access to our Adolescent Health Nurse
These services complement a range of support options and student wellbeing initiatives provided within the College to cater for individual differences and needs. Wellbeing support at the College is voluntary and based on best practice.
- Wellbeing Leaders - Kylie Wenzel & Lauren Jovic
- First Aid Officer - Tara Mantel
- Mental Health Practitioner - Dr Elizabeth Walters
- Secondary School Nurse - Susan Banning
- Trauma Therapist - Michelle Van Kampen
- Youth Worker - Ashleigh McGrath
If families/carers are experiencing any kind of financial or personal difficulties, States Schools Relief is here to support.
State School Relief provides support to any Victorian student attending a government school (primary, secondary or specialist), on the advice of the school.
Schools are able to submit an application directly, via our online portal, whenever they believe there is a need to support a student whose family/carers are facing difficulty in providing the appropriate uniform, footwear or educational items for attending school.
Situations include, but are not limited to:
- Health issues/illness
- Financial difficulties
- Independent living and/or homelessness
- Natural disasters, house fires
- Domestic violence
Please see the States Schools Relief website for more information.
The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) provides payments for eligible students to attend activities like:
- school camps or trips
- swimming and school-organised sports programs
- outdoor education programs
- excursions and incursions.
This program provides assistance for lower-income families to encourage students to participate in camps, sports and excursions each year.
Families holding a valid means-tested concession card or temporary foster parents are eligible to apply and a Special Consideration category also exists. Families can list more than one student in the one application form if they are attending the same school.
For further information on eligibility requirements and key dates for submitting an application please visit: https://www.vic.gov.au/camps-sports-and-excursions-fund.