Student Wellbeing

STUDENT BEHAVIOUR

Lakes Grammar is developing a behaviour framework known as Positive Behaviour Support or Positive Behaviour for Learning. This provides a school-wide common language and understanding of our expectations for appropriate behaviour at school. Staff at Lakes Grammar have chosen the following three broad expectations:

* Respect

* Responsibility

* Care

Students are explicitly taught and have modelled what these expectations mean for their behaviour in the classroom, the playground and other key areas of the school.

SCHOOL COUNSELLOR
Lakes Grammar employs a Registered Psychologist as its School Counsellor. Ms Hayley Turner is available for students. She also assists teachers in the development of Individual Education Plans for students with special needs.

DIRECTOR OF STUDENT WELLBEING – SENIOR SCHOOL
Mr Brant Maslen is responsible for planning and oversight of student wellbeing programs in the Senior School. He leads the Wellbeing Team that consists of School Counsellor Chaplain, Year Advisers and Student Wellbeing Worker. This team plans such strategies as anti-bullying, cyber-safety and resilience-building programs.

A resilience-building program in place in Years 7-9 is the Resourceful Adolescent Program (RAP). RAP is an experiential program designed to promote positive coping abilities and the maintenance of sense of self in the face of stressful and difficult circumstances.

NATIONAL SCHOOL CHAPLAINCY and STUDENT WELFARE WORKER PROGRAM
Lakes Grammar is a recipient of a grant provided by the Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations to employ a Student Wellbeing Worker (George Oh) who assists the Director of Student Wellbeing. The role includes help in planning and implementing the wellbeing programs noted above as well as providing individual support for students who are referred. This worker is employed two days per week. George  has a psychology degree. Any activities or services provided by George are voluntary for students. Georege liaises with the School Counsellor and Chaplain as appropriate, as well as Year Advisers and the Principal. Students who wish to access services provided by George should speak to Mr Maslen in the first instance. Any complaints about services or activities provided by George should be directed to the Principal.

CO-ORDINATOR OF STUDENT WELLBEING – JUNIOR SCHOOL
Mr Ralph Johns is responsible for planning and oversight of student wellbeing programs in the Junior School. He also assists teachers with discipline follow-up and student wellbeing issues.


BULLYING

Lakes Grammar has developed an anti-bullying strategy which can be found below. For advice on bullying parents may be interested in the following websites and the two documents below

Available Documents

Lakes Grammar Bullying Policy and Guidelines for Parents Lakes Grammar Bullying Policy and Guidelines for Parents (620 KB)

Advice for Parents of Primary School Children on Bullying Advice for Parents of Primary School Children on Bullying (1196 KB)

Advice for Parents of Teenagers on Bullying Advice for Parents of Teenagers on Bullying (1723 KB)

Information Websites