Student Support & Wellbeing
At Victoria University Secondary College we believe that students are best able to engage in their education and meet their life goals when they are feeling safe and supported.
The college is committed to providing students with access to Student Wellbeing services in order to ensure that they are able to fulfil their potential in life and become positive and productive members of our local community.
Students may access the Student Wellbeing Team through family, teacher, or self-referral where they will be able to meet with a range of professionals who are able to assist in ensuring that the student feels supported throughout their secondary schooling at the college.
The Student Wellbeing Team consists of a team of five professionals across two campuses. This includes:
- Gail Inniss – Student Wellbeing Leader
- Michael Donnelly – Youth Worker (Senior Campus, Tues-Fri)
- Jessica Smith – Youth Worker (Senior Campus, Mondays)
- Claire O’Meara – Youth Worker (Junior Campus)
- Pamela Priest – DET School Nurse
The Wellbeing Team are able to assist students and families through providing a range of services. This may include one-on-one support and counselling, specialised programs, guest speakers, scholarship opportunities, breakfast club as well as lunchtime games and activities.
The Wellbeing Team may also liaise with teachers, teacher aides and school leaders as well as families and guardians as appropriate in order to ensure that students are provided with a comprehensive range of support services. The team additionally collaborates with the school’s careers and pathways team in order to provide our students with a successful pathway towards achieving their future goals.
The Wellbeing Team is able to provide additional support to students through collaborating with Student Support Services (DET Psychologists, Speech Pathologists, Visiting Teacher Service) in addition to providing referrals to other local services within our community. These include organisations such as Headspace, Brimbank Youth Services, The Reach Foundation and Good Shepherd Youth and Family Services.