We are extremely proud of the support provided at Numurkah Secondary College to ensure the health, wellbeing, inclusion and engagement needs of each and every one of our students. Our highly experienced and integrated team of wellbeing professionals provide support to students and families where required, and include:
Leading Teacher – Student Engagement and Wellbeing is responsible for the leadership and coordination of the wellbeing team, and the implementation of the Student Engagement Policy and SWPB Framework across the college. The Leading Teacher is highly experienced in providing assistance, direction and advice to teachers, students and families. Year Level Leaders – Years 7, 8, 9, 10, VCE, VCAL - are the first point of contact for students and parents who have concerns in relation to the social, emotional and cognitive wellbeing of their child. Year Level Leaders provide guidance and advice regarding with any issue or concern students may have at school. We are extremely fortunate at Numurkah Secondary College to have an experienced, knowledgeable and dynamic team of Year Level Leaders who work collaboratively with teachers, families and students to ensure that each and every student feels valued, included and empowered to reach their full potential. Our wonderful team this year includes:
Year 7 - Peter Kam
Year 8 - Hannah Routledge
Year 9 - Lesley Valpied
Year 10 - Mark Hansford
VCAL - Keith Ward
VCE - Sam Gierveld
Stan Thomas - Mon-Fri
Student Wellbeing Leader - Oversees the wellbeing of all students within the college. Supports Teachers, Year Level Leaders and the Leadership Team with students who are finding school difficult. Liaises with families to promote a positive relationship between the school and home. Attends Student Support Group Meetings (SSG’s), and links students and families to outside agencies for extra support as required. Provides individual and group pastoral care to students. Actively seeks ways to improve connections to school – eg RACV Challenge. Advises Leadership Team on new initiatives in student engagement and wellbeing. Supports students to link in with other members of the NSC Wellbeing Team.
Steve Forrester - Mon & Fri
Adolescent Health Nurse - Shared within our network of schools. The Adolescent Health Nurse with individual students providing advice on physical, sexual and mental health. They also work collaboratively with teachers to deliver programs (eg Health, Rock and Water), and provide general advice and pastoral care for students. Works with small groups of students to help build their social competencies. Engages with outside agencies (eg Headspace, Moira Shire) to ensure students are aware of the support services in the local area.
Integration Coordinator - provides assistance and support to students with additional needs and their families. Our Integration Coordinator participates in transition activities – and provides supplementary transition events for students in Year 6 who have a learning difficulty/disability who are transitioning to Numurkah Secondary College.
Student Support Group Officers (SSSO) - shared within the network of Primary and Secondary School. Includes Psychologists, guidance officers, speech pathologists, Occupational Therapists, social workers and teachers. Their focus is to provide group-based and individual support to students and families, and help to develop the capacity within schools to support the educational outcomes of ‘at-risk’ students. SSSO’s also provide support to schools where a critical incident has occurred.
Travis Morgan - 1 day/week
Koorie Education Support Officer (KESO) - to support, and engage with students, parents, families, schools, community to understand what services and supports are available and will facilitate links to all localised network providers, Aboriginal organisations and government agencies. KESO’s also support schools to ensure that Koorie culture is embedded within the school culture, and to assist teachers within their KLA areas with regards to Koorie culture.
Numurkah Secondary College Address: 104 Tocumwal Road Numurkah Victoria 3636 Australia Postal: PO Box 229, Numurkah Victoria 3636 Australia Phone: (03) 5862 1088