The Wellbeing Team at WCS is committed to working towards student welfare initiatives that promote self esteem, resilience and self respect in students. Proactive programs that are either conducted internally or with external agencies provide students with relevant skills to deal with issues that may impact on their wellbeing.
The Wellbeing Team is also committed to ensuring that all students feel ‘safe' at school. Harassment, discrimination and bullying are not tolerated under any circumstances. As a proactive initiative Wadalba Community School has developed an anti bullying website ‘Wotz Up Wadalba' that educate students on the effects of harassment and bullying, whilst also allowing individual students to make an online bullying report to the wellbeing team. Lessons that promote the school's values of respect, responsibility and excellence is another initiative aimed to build social skills and achievement in students.
Ensuring that individual learning needs are catered for is also a key priority for the student wellbeing team. The learning support team implement strategies such as personalised learning plans, learning support assistance and student learning support officers to cater for the individual educational needs of students.
The Student Wellbeing Team
Head Teacher Welfare Mrs Melinda Brown
Year 7 Advisor Mrs Laura Stone
Year 8 Advisor Mr James Huff
Year 9 Advisor Mrs Melanie Coghlan (Mrs Jocelyn Atmore relieving T2)
Year 10 Advisor Mr Jade McLachlan
Year 11 Advisor Mrs Amy Rumpler
Year 12 Advisor Mrs Lisa Wright
Counsellors Ms Deborah Warwick, Ms Lanne Brooke
Student Support Officer Ms Nicole Miller
The Student Wellbeing Team reports to:
Deputy Principal Yr 7 and 12 Mrs Erica Burge
Deputy Principal Yr 9 and 10 Ms Jane Harris
Deputy Principal Yr 8 and 11 Mr Brad Glachan
Principal Mr Jason McGrath
Welfare, Discipline and Anti-Bullying
Wadalba Community School's current Welfare and Discipline Policy can be accessed using the link below.
WCS Welfare & Discipline Policy (pdf, 79 KB)
Cyber Bullying Information (pdf, 479 KB)
Everybody Matters Plan (pdf 1087 KB) . Our school's anti-bullying plan is called "Everybody Matters, No Matter What"
"Wotz Up Wadalba"
Our school is committed to working actively to build a culture based around a belief that everybody matters.
"Wotz Up Wadalba" is an interactive anti-bullying website that has been developed to support students and their parents/carers. We encourage you to explore our new website, in particular our Parents page which has some useful information and contacts.
Students are shown how to use the website during Welfare lessons. Most importantly students will be shown how to use the online bullying reporting system. This system will allow students to confidentially report incidents of bullying so that we can offer greater follow up and support.