Every member of the Unity Grammar community has a right to fully participate in an educational environment that is safe, supportive and inclusive. Our belief is that everyone deserves to be treated with respect and dignity. Students, staff and families are supported by a qualified wellbeing officer/counsellor who works with teams within the College to develop a school culture where all individual students are valued.
Types of support available
- One-on-one counselling for student or parent/s
- Information and support given for:
I. Issues relating to transition from Junior to Secondary school or post-compulsory schooling
II. Relationship issues (peers, family, teachers) and mediation for concerns eg. bullying, self-esteem, attendance, resiliency, grief or loss, family breakdown, etc.
III. Concerns regarding academic progress and appropriate educational pathways
IV. Financial support and full participation in the school program (books, uniform, year 7 camp, excursions, etc)
V. Referrals to outside agencies and support services
In our Secondary School, each year has a male and female Wellbeing Officer with a dedicated College Counsellor. The College also runs regular incursions and excursions on Student Wellbeing including cyber safety, responsible driving and anti-bullying programs.
Accessing Wellbeing Support
- Where support is required for students, all necessary arrangements are made through the Grade Welfare Coordinator to facilitate such requests.
- Referral by teachers or school leaders: Staff may contact the Wellbeing coordinator to raise concerns about a student and seek assistance or request their attendance/support at a parent meeting.