Student Services & Support

What does it involve?

Counselling, mentorship, advocacy, psychosocial and practical support, relationship building, connecting and referring students to other external support services and agencies where appropriate.

Outreach and sport-based activities for students who have difficulties engaging in formal office-based counselling.

What’s been happening?

Focus on student wellbeing, building foundational relationships and fostering trust, strengths and hope, advocating for the health and wellbeing of the students across all domains. Health, psychological, spirituality, relationships and connections with the wider community.

What’s on the future agenda?

Continued support for the students, group therapy programs, building networks with external clinical services, support agencies and private practitioners. We will be introducing psycho-education, circle of security, emotional awareness and mindfulness-based programs.

Further training and education on trauma-informed practices, drug and alcohol intervention and best management practices for challenging and aggressive behaviour.

Port’s New Student Services Centre

Port is delighted to announce the development of a new Student Services Centre that aims to support teachers and education assistants with students’ behaviour management, and ensures their learning experience is a positive one.

Over the remainder of 2018 the Centre will be run as a pilot scheme enabling us to develop how it may enhance the learning environment for both staff and students.
It will then be fine-tuned to meet the school community needs, ready for the 2019 school year.

Our dedicated team of staff will aim to provide a supportive culture within the Port School community by promoting the school’s core values of Empowerment, Diversity, Growth and Community.

Providing a real alternative for adolescents who need a different kind of school.

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