Young women experience great changes throughout their school life. By providing a range of wellbeing programs and specialised staff, we fully support our students through the challenges of adolescence.
We have specialised programs for each year level to help our students work through their transition to adulthood and the responsibilities of school life. These programs seek to develop a sense of connection within an environment of mutual respect and safety. Our caring and committed teaching staff, along with our specialist student support staff, offer a range of support choices while fostering a strong sense of community.
Each of our students is assigned a Homeroom group with other students from their year level. Every morning, students meet in their Homeroom classroom with their teacher before dispersing to other classes. This routine nurtures a sense of community and belonging, as well as allowing for student discussions, social interaction, and distribution of school news.
Every fortnight an extended Homeroom period is held, where we deliver a dedicated wellbeing program curated to each year level.
We know that respectful relationships between all members of a school’s community lead to the most effective learning.
To help our teachers and students build and maintain these positive relationships, we use ‘Restorative Practices’, a program that emphasises key skills such as resilience, personal accountability and reflection.
This approach is highly successful, helping all members of our community learn from mistakes and resolve problems.
Our Wellbeing program helps bolster the social, emotional and physical wellbeing of our students.
Through the program we address age-appropriate topics and foster emotional intelligence, self-confidence and resilience – enabling students to be reach their potential in and out of the classroom.
The program is delivered by our talented Wellbeing team, consisting of year level Team Leaders, Homeroom teachers, College counsellors and other specialist staff. External speakers and facilitators are sometimes engaged to provide specific programs.
We ensure the transition from primary school to CLC is as smooth as possible. To do this, our Transition Coordinator, Learning Enhancement Leader and Year 7 Team Leader all communicate with the transitioning student’s primary school so that her individual needs are known and catered for.
For those students coming to CLC with no other student from their primary school, we hold a special ‘Solo Flyers’ afternoon. All new students attend our fun and informative Orientation Day in December.
As our Year 7 students settle in to CLC, they continue to be well-supported by a peer support program and a buddy program. Through both these initiatives they are guided and cared for by our Year 10 students.
We foster an open, friendly atmosphere, one that encourages our students to chat with our College counsellors. We ensure a counsellor is available every day to meet with students or parents, and parents are also welcome to contact counsellors by phone.
To promote student wellbeing, we run a range of programs to promote a sense of connectedness to the college community. These include Peer Support, the Conflict Resolution program and a weekly Circle of Friends.