Our Mentor program is one of the cornerstones our Student Engagement and Wellbeing program. The Mentor teacher collaborates with and reports to the Assistant Principal – Student Engagement and Wellbeing. Mentor Teachers are the first point of contact for all school communication. Families and students are encouraged to communicate with their Mentor Teacher in the first instance to see if actions and support can be put in place at the mentor level.
In relation to their specific Mentor group, staff are responsible for developing connections with students and parents through regular communication, delivery of the Mentor and SWEL (Student Wellbeing, Engagement & Learning) program as well as the monitoring and support of student progress.
The SWEL classes have a focus on the themes that underpin the culture we wish to have at our College. These themes are resilience, empathy, gratitude, kindness, and mindfulness.
Enhancing learning & success in later life
We aim to create an environment that not only makes learning possible now, but also teaches attitudes and behaviours that enhance learning and success in later life. Student skills in self-regulation, such as self-monitoring and self-evaluation, are vital for life-long learning.
A range of activities are undertaken to support students, including:
- Inter-house competitions
- A comprehensive Student Transition and Resilience Training (START) program to support students as they move into Year 7. Learning and organisational skills will be a focus of this program
- Mental health awareness
- Pathways – guidance for subject selections and careers
- e-Smart – understanding the use of technology in society
Mentor teachers also work collaboratively with all staff and students in their House to develop positive culture.