Our Student Support Services Team offers a variety of internal supports including wellbeing, diverse ability and pathways support.
Our wellbeing team members, including our wellbeing officers, social worker, mental health practitioner, provisional psychologist, chaplain and school nurse offer short term interventions and referral services. Short term interventions includes brief, solution focused counselling, mediation, program implementation and psycho-education. The team offers a variety of lunch time clubs and programs to meet the Social and Emotional needs of the students of Kurunjang Secondary College.
Our learning support team, including our Assistant Principals, house teams, PSD coordinator, provisional psychologist, multicultural aides and Koori education support officer assists students with their educational needs, and with funding ensures additional support. Individual Education Plans are implemented to ensure teachers are familiar with strategies that best support student learning.
Pathways referrals are supported and planned for by our Careers practitioners with all students undertaking the Morrisby testing in Year 9 and Career Action Plans post this. Please go to the Careers Web Page for more information.
Referrals are made connecting students with a wide variety of support services within and external to the school. Kurunjang Secondary hosts the following services on site:
- Doctors in Secondary Schools Service – Modern Medical – See Doctors in Schools
- Private Psychology Services – Therapy via Mental Health Care Plan access
- Odyssey House – Drug and Alcohol Counselling support
- Speech Therapy – Via school allocation based on need
- Reconnect – Support for young people at risk of homelessness
If you have any student wellbeing concerns please contact the school on 9743 9211. Your first point of call will be your child’s house team who will make a referral to our student wellbeing or learning support teams.
|Kids Help Line||1800 551 800|
|Youth Services Melton||9747 7200|
|Lifeline||13 11 14|
|Beyond Blue||1300 224 636|
Doctors in Schools Service
We are delighted that the Doctors in Schools Service is operational on Wednesdays during school hours for student access. Students who wish to make an appointment are able to do so by alerting the Student Wellbeing team or the DISS clinic staff before school. The next available appointment will be made and all appointments with the service remain confidential. See information for parents.
For all enquiries regarding the Doctors in Schools Service, please do not hesitate to contact the college and speak with Melanie Hayward, Assistant Principal for Student Support Services.