Student Wellbeing and Counselling for Courses & Careers
Mount Clear College places a strong emphasis on the overall wellbeing of our students and has a dedicated non-teaching Student Wellbeing team under the guidance of our Student Services Coordinator. The Student Services Coordinator works closely with our Assistant Principals and Sub School Leaders in supporting students and families with issues that arise during the adolescent years. Additionally, the Student Services Coordinator works with other external welfare professionals and community agencies to support student needs.
As a school, our focus is on primary prevention and early intervention as the most effective means of enhancing the resilience of young people. Strength-based programs are facilitated for both male and female students so that they may develop skills and strategies to best manage the various challenges in life. We work closely with local health care providers, law enforcement agencies and alternative learning settings in order to best address individually identified needs. At Mount Clear College we strive to empower young people to attend to issues in a clear and responsible way through informed decision making.
As a staff we aim to ensure a positive and safe learning environment through whole School Wide Positive Behaviour and the principles of Restorative Practices. This involves the building of positive relationships and establishing a supportive environment that is fair, consistent and democratic.
A safe learning environment based on the principles of restorative justice
Therefore when an incident occurs we:
- focus on the harm to a relationship rather than what rule has been broken;
- encourage students to appreciate the consequences of their actions for others;
- enable students to make amends where their actions have harmed others;
- require students to be accountable for their actions; and
- encourage respect for all concerned and the development of empathy for others.
Learning Mentor Program
At Mount Clear College, all students are allocated to a Mentor Group. Mentor Groups are year level based and teams of teachers in each year level work within Professional Learning Teams to support the learning and wellbeing of students within their year level. The Mentor program provides support to students in the areas of study skills, career action planning and building resilience.
Counselling for Courses & Careers
All International Students receive individual counselling when selecting courses. Students can choose from an extremely wide range of subjects. When they are applying for university they are given the same personal counselling and all necessary assistance in completing documentation.