- Year 7 Home Group teachers and assistants.
- Year 7 Peer Support Program (Mentoring program involving specially trained Year 10 students)
- Year 7 Camp.
- Year 7 BBQ.
- Parent Information Evenings.
- Development Programs as part of the core curriculum.
- Year 7 student leadership opportunities.
The Student Wellbeing Officer at Grovedale College works closely with each Middle School team member. The Wellbeing Officer will advise staff who may be working with sensitive student wellbeing matters. The Wellbeing Officer also liaises with the Departmental Psychologists and local wellbeing agencies to support its students and families.
Parents who are concerned about their child can contact the Student Wellbeing Officer direct, or speak to their child’s Home Group teacher or the Year Level Leader.
The College strives to create a learning environment which is supportive and caring for all students. Individual counselling and a range of programs are available for students. The College has a full time Student Wellbeing Coordinator and a Mental Health Practitioner. We have access to Guidance Officers, Psychologists, Youth Workers and Social Workers. Partnerships between College, family and the broader community are supported and promoted.
This camp is an important component of transition into Grovedale College, further information will be provided at the start of the year
Year 10 students acquire leadership skills when they are trained to work with small groups of Year 7 students during their early secondary school life. They work with the Year 7 students regularly in Term 1 and some attend the Year 7 Orientation Camp. These older students provide valuable support for younger students as they settle into their new school.
Enrolment of students from Grade 6 is jointly managed with local primary schools and follows statewide procedures. Enrolment Application Forms are provided by the Primary Schools and returned to them.
Information packages are distributed to Primary Schools and also available from the College at our Information Evening.
Transition into the College spans Years 5, 6 & 7. The transition program is conducted in close consultation with feeder Primary Schools throughout the year to ensure that the process is as smooth as possible. Aspects of the program include:
- Half day visits to the College by Grade 5 and 6 students.
- An information Evening (see calendar for date) for prospective parents.
- Visits to the Primary Schools by the Transition Coordinator.
- Orientation Program in December for Grade 6 students who will be attending the following year.
The College provides an Integration Program for students with special needs. The program is based on the development of Individual Learning Plans, and provides the services of an Integration Teacher and Aides who work closely with students, parents, teachers and community organisations.