Student Welfare Worker
Our Student Welfare Worker is funded by the National Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program.
The Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) has contributed funding to the chaplaincy/student welfare services though the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program. All student welfare workers who operate this program have a Certificate 1V in Youth Work, Pastoral Care or equivalent. This program is part of our comprehensive school welfare strategy. The school community has endorsed the program. This is a three year program: 2012, 2013 and 2014.
I would like to remind parents that participation is voluntary.
Our school took this opportunity to enhance our school student welfare resources and to work closely with our community.
The student welfare program may include:
Assisting classroom teachers to support student engagement and learning with literacy and numeracy
- Supporting children on excursions or transition visits
- Engaging children in building their self-esteem, social skills and team building activities particularly during lunch and recess. These activities include playing games, sport, craft and supervised activities that encourage ‘joining in' and ‘getting along with others'.
- General interaction including attendance at school coordinated events such as school camps, excursions, assemblies; discussions with students who have approached the worker during a moment of urgency and general playground interaction much like our other support officers.
Parents are welcome to contact the Principal regarding any questions, concerns or complaints on 48894250. Students who may benefit from a specialised program will receive an individual invitation.
A note has been sent home and is available if parents wish to 'opt out' of the program at any time.
Return this note to school if you do not wish your child to join in:National Student Welfare Pr (pdf 368 KB)
The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
This project was funded by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations under the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program.
Any evaluation surveys conducted must ask participants if they are aware of the source of funding for the activity and, if so, how they became aware of the funding source.
The Funding Recipient must provide to the Australian Government or its agent, if requested, any National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program materials for placement on the Department's website, or for use in any other Australian Government or Departmental publication.