At EJEHS, students are supported with their wellbeing in a number of ways. Students each have a Career Pathways Program (CPP) teacher to monitor and support their career pathway; providing intervention and parent engagement where necessary. Within the CPP program, there are scheduled activities and learning that support and educate students about their wellbeing and protective strategies through the delivery of the Child Protection Curriculum.
For further individualised support, they are able to speak to a member of the Wellbeing Team.
An appointment can be made to speak to a member of the Wellbeing team through Student Services (SS).
The Student Wellbeing Team also manages The Crib, which is a fun and safe inside environment for students to ‘hang out’ during recess and lunch where they can make toasties, tea, coffee and milo. A microwave is also available for students to heat their own food. Students gather to meet friends, watch DVDs, listen to music, play games and have an informal chat to a member of the Wellbeing Team.
The Interoception Room is another safe space provided by the wellbeing team. Here students learn about self-regulation, emotional awareness and affective calming strategies. The Interoception Room provides activities for the students to complete such as stretching exercises, breathing activities and muscle activities. We also have many sensory items for students to utilise such as a sequin wall, weighted blanket, lava lamp, exercise ball, beanbags, mindfulness colouring, relaxing music and a guitar to play. The room is full of visual displays and information regarding student wellbeing. The Interoception Room is supervised full-time and available for students to access at any time.
The School Counselling Program is a highly confidential and professional service which supports and assists students with any personal, family or school issues that may be affecting them. This is a contract service offered by Centacare Catholic Country SA within Edward John Eyre High School to support student’s wellbeing throughout their time at Edward John Eyre High School. The school counsellor has a Bachelor in Social Work and trained in therapeutic interventions. The aim of the school counselling program is to support a student to explore options and ways to cope with any situation.
The School Counselling Program can assist with:
- Mental health
- Stress management
- Time management
- Body image
- Grief and loss
The School Counselling Program is a confidential service and the counsellor is not permitted to repeat content of sessions unless the student gives permission for this.
The only exception to this is if the counsellor feels that the student or another person may be at risk of harm or danger. It is their duty of care to help keep students and others safe.
Accessing the service
Counselling is available on site from 9am – 3:30pm from Monday – Friday. The service can be flexible in delivery based on the students’ needs and with consultation.
An appointment can be made by filling out the Student Counselling Referral form and emailing it directly to Vicki.Grimes606@schools.sa.edu.au. Guardians and staff can also refer using this process. The form can be found on the website or can be emailed out to you.
If parents or caregivers do not wish for their children to utilise the counselling service at the school, please let the school know by putting it in writing and addressed to the principal.
If you do have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact Esther Maleki Wellbeing Senior Leader on 86457677.