Wellbeing


Student Wellbeing Services at Mornington Secondary College

Young people are able to strive for academic excellence when their needs are being addressed in a holistic manner. Mornington Secondary College recognises the importance of providing a safe and supportive community where students are nurtured academically, socially and emotionally. All MSC students have equal access to the Wellbeing Services including referrals to external agencies. Services can be accessed via the Principal Class Team, Coordinators or by contacting any member of the wellbeing team staff directly. Students are welcome to schedule a meeting by visiting a staff member’s office or parents are encouraged to call the school directly on 03 5970 0200 to speak with a wellbeing staff member.

Services Include:

Wellbeing Team

The Wellbeing Team consists of Counsellors, the Chaplain and Adolescent Health Nurse. The Wellbeing Team works collaboratively to support students and their families with a wide range of academic and non-academic needs. Together they provide limited school-based counselling and a referral service to external support agencies as required.

Jenny MASON

Assistant Principal/Team Leader Wellbeing

jma@mornsc.vic.edu.au

Paula PINKNEY

Student Wellbeing Counsellor

ppi@mornsc.vic.edu.au

Funda SAKACI

Student Wellbeing Counsellor

fsa@mornsc.vic.edu.au

Jon GIBSON

College Chaplain

jgi@mornsc.vic.edu.au

Suzie ADSETT

Adolescent Health Nurse

adsett.suzanne.e@edumail.vic.gov.au

Sarah CHAMBERLAIN

Mental Health Practioner

scm@mornsc.vic.edu.au

 

 

Doctors in Schools

MSC is proud to be a provider of the new government initiative Doctors in Schools program. Students will be able to access an adolescent-health trained GP. The service will be cost bulk-billed through Medicare. You can make an appointment for your child by emailing doctor@mornsc.vic.edu.au

 

Department of Education and Training (DET) Student Support Services

Student Support Services assist children and young people faced with learning barriers to achieve their educational and developmental potential. They provide strategies and specialised support at individual, group, school and network levels. ​Student Support Services comprise a broad range of professionals including psychologists, guidance officers, speech pathologists, social workers and visiting teachers.

 

External Psychology Service

MSC has a local partnership with Fiona Pollerd who is a visiting psychologist. Fiona attends the College on Thursdays and Fridays to provide a bulk billed psychological counselling service to students. This service is accessed under a Mental Health Care Plan available from your local GP or the Doctors in Schools program. Contact your child’s wellbeing counsellor or year level coordinator if you would like to access this service.

 

Mornington Peninsula Shire Youth Service

MSC has a local partnership with the Mornington Peninsula Shire Youth Service. The Youth Service provide a range of services to the MSC community on campus as well as at their local youth centre, ‘The Corner’.

 

Additional Wellbeing Programs

  • Spartans (Year 7 Boys)
  • Strength (Year 8 Boys)
  • Empower (Year 7 Girls)
  • Radiate (Year 8 Girls)
  • Respectful Relationships Group (Year 9 & 10)
  • Renovator (Year 10 Boys and Girls)
  • Recipe for Success (Year 7-12)

 

Respectful Relationships

MSC is a lead school in the ‘Respectful Relationships’ program.  Respectful Relationships supports schools to promote and model respect, positive attitudes and behaviours, and to teach our children how to build healthy relationships, resilience and confidence.

Diversity and Acceptance Group

‘DnA’ is a support and social group, held on a Monday during lunchtime for students whom identify as ‘LGBTI’ (people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex) as well as friends and allies.

 

Lunchtime Activities and Programs

A range of creative, technological and sporting clubs meet during lunch times at various locations on school grounds for students to participate in. For more information, please see your year level coordinator.

 

Clubs include:

  • Art Club
  • Chess Club
  • Flourish and Amplify (7 & 8)
  • Instrumental/Vocal Ensembles
  • Bits and Bytes
  • Maths Help
  • School production

 

Training sessions before and after school

  • Swim training
  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Plus more

 

Breakfast Club

On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, students are invited to attend a school supplied breakfast. Breakfast is provided in a casual cafe style environment near the canteen which allows students to start the day with a nutritious meal as well as encourages social connections. All students are welcome to attend. (8am-8.55am).

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