Child Safety and Wellbeing

Aquinas College is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment. We consider the care, safeguarding and wellbeing of children and young people as central to the core business of our College. Student wellbeing is essential to good learning. Aquinas ensures that every student is involved in programs that support good knowledge and a practical understanding of good physical and mental health. These programs are part of both the curriculum and co-curricular activities. Students study health from Years 7-10 with an option for VCE. The student Wellbeing Coordinator promotes positive social behavior, facilitates health awareness, and oversees programs about Mental Health, Child Safety, Cyber Safety and Resilience.

Health Centre

The Health Centre is available to all staff and students and is operated by two qualified Division 1 nurses. The Health Centre services the health needs of our College community on a daily basis and provides initial care and follow up of all serious injuries. It provides assistance with medication and monitoring of medical conditions - in particular Asthma, Diabetes, Epilepsy and Anaphylaxis.

The Health Centre links staff, students and parents regarding student health issues. It cares for and educates students in health seeking behaviours and healthy lifestyles. The Health Centre maintains confidential health records and monitors the incidence of all accidents and injuries.

YFC

The Youth and Family Centre provides counselling and support for a range of educational, personal and family issues and concerns. The services of the psychologists, social workers and counsellors are available to parents and students and provided in individual, group and family settings as appropriate. The Director Youth and Family Centre may also provide a useful starting point for information about adolescent issues and referral sources. Contact can be made through the College office on 9259 3000.