Student Wellbeing

 

Introducing the Student Wellbeing Team

The Student Wellbeing Team is available to meet with students to support with any challenges that they are facing at school or home. At times we all may face challenges, many that are out of our control and having someone alongside you to support can make all the difference.

Students can see a member of the Wellbeing team by going to the front office or talking to their care group and subject teachers, who will put in a request to follow up with the student.

Building protective strategies, developing resilience and providing a framework of support and guidance supports students to thrive. By encouraging positive relationships, listening with a non-judgemental view and working together with external agencies, ensures that our students are provided with flexible options to succeed. The Wellbeing Team works closely with Senior Leaders, Care Group teachers, subject teachers, parents/guardians and the wider school community to try and provide the best possible outcomes for students.

 

Breakfast Club

Breakfast is considered an important meal because it breaks the overnight fasting period, replenishes the supply of glucose and provides other essential nutrients to keep energy levels up throughout the day. This helps students' ability to focus, learn and retain the new concepts they are learning about.

The Breakfast Program at Salisbury High School runs on Monday to Friday mornings from 8:00am - 8:35am. Our Breakfast Program is completely free and available to any student who would like something to eat in the morning. Toasted cheese sandwiches and milo are available. We are based outside the B building by the front gates during the warmer months and move inside to the B8 kitchen when things start to get cooler.

Thank you to Kickstart for Kids and Cos We Care who support our school breakfast program by providing us with the goods needed to run the program.

 

Student led programs and clubs for 2022

Here at Salisbury High, we are looking to create student led clubs which provides a place for students to share their interests and enjoy opportunities outside of their academic learning. Joining a club can be a great way to meet other students with similar hobbies and interests. School clubs create a great sense of community, while developing new skills, teamwork and working together to reach the same outcomes and goals while having fun in the process.

If you are interested and would like more information on programs please speak with Nick Anderson from the Student Wellbeing Team.

 

Wellbeing Day

Every year Salisbury High School organises an annual Wellbeing Day event with a mission to raise awareness about mental health and increase accessibility to service providers in the community. On this day our students, staff and external service providers spend half a day contributing to make this day successful and have fun at the same time. Several agencies like Multicultural Youth SA (MYSA), Relationships Australia, Anglicare and others have supported our school with their participation in the past. Agencies either run a wellbeing stall where they engage students through fun and interactive activities or they facilitate a Wellbeing focused presentation for students.  Staff and students also participate with their own stalls.

There is also an opportunity for students to enjoy a range of cultural foods and music.  There are also dance performances during lunch and recess time. This year we will be hosting our Wellbeing Day on Week-9 of Term 1 which falls on 1st of April from 8:00am to 1:30pm.

We are looking forward to a fun filled day!

 

Student Wellbeing Team

 

Maintaining the physical, spiritual and emotional wellbeing of our students is the primary concern of the Wellbeing Team. Our approach is based on ensuring that the needs of these individuals are dynamically met. Building protective strategies, developing resilient mechanisms and providing a framework of support and guidance is aimed at allowing students to thrive. Fostering positive relationships, listening with a non-judgemental view and collaborating with external sources ensures that our students have the flexible options that they require to succeed. Collaboratively, the Wellbeing Team work with Senior Leaders, Care Group teachers, subject teachers, parents/guardians, and the wider school community to ensure that wellbeing is the focus of all of our interactions.