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Wellbeing Services

鈥淟earning and wellbeing are closely linked. Children and young people with good wellbeing are more engaged and successful learners. Likewise gaining a good education is a key contributor to positive lifelong wellbeing outcomes.鈥

Student and Family Support

Wellbeing is a multi-faceted concept that encompasses an individual鈥檚 emotional, mental and social health, re铿俥cting their overall sense of self and life satisfaction. Wellbeing is associated with improved academic achievement, improved mental health and the making of responsible life choices.

Open Access College consistently strives to enhance student wellbeing, safety and forming positive relationships, while fostering and environment that empowers students to achieve their maximum potential. By cultivating strong and supportive connections within the school community, Open Access College aims to create a secure and inclusive space, enabling students to actively engage in their studies. The promotion of a healthy lifestyle contributes to increased alertness and engagement, ultimately enhancing overall learning outcomes.

Student Wellbeing Team

Our Student Wellbeing Team includes Student Wellbeing Leaders, Allied Health professionals and Youth Workers who offer support for student wellbeing and learning. Students are encouraged to engage with the Student Wellbeing Team about a range of topics including:

  • School related issues.
  • Familial and peer relationships. Course and career guidance.
  • Support around school attendance, engagement and learning. Bullying and harassment.
  • Personal and health issues.
  • Referrals to external support agencies.

If you would like to talk with one of our Student Wellbeing Leaders, please call Student Services
on 8309 3500 so they can direct you to the relevant person.

Click + to meet the Student Wellbeing Team below:

Zena Wotton

Zena Wotton
Assistant Principal - Wellbeing

Ruby Easthope Swan

Ruby Easthope-Swan
Student Wellbeing Leader

Serena Hirschausen Vahlis

Serena Hirschausen-Vahlis
Student Wellbeing Leader

Michelle Henshaw

Michelle Henshaw
Student Wellbeing Leader

Laurence May

Laurence May
Student Wellbeing Leader

Vincent Paul

Vincent Paul
Student Wellbeing Leader

SMITHA

Harry Smith
Student Wellbeing Leader

Gabriele Turci

Gabe Turci
Student Wellbeing Leader

Amaya Walling

Amaya Walling
Student Wellbeing Leader

Sasha Miles

Sasha Miles
Clinical Psychologist

Simone Williams

Simone Williams
Social Worker

Anique Renwood

Anique Renwood
Youth Worker

Phoebe Ware

Phoebe Ware
Youth Worker

External Support Services for Students and Families

Engaging with external support services is a valuable resource for individuals seeking additional assistance and guidance. These services can offer specialised expertise and tailored support to address various challenges and concerns.

The following directory provides a range of services available. Please click on the tile to access further information about these services.


Last updated: 26 June 2024