Wellbeing Team

Gleneagles Secondary College has highly experienced and qualified staff who support the wellbeing of our students.

Wellbeing Manager Colette Davis
Social Worker Melanie Yoffa
Adolescent Health Nurse Ann Marsh
Speech Pathologist Natalie Beebe

This team is supplemented by clinicians from the Education Department including Psychologists, Social Workers, Speech and Occupational Therapists, on a needs/referral basis.

Programs are provided to support parents and students in how to use information technology safely.  Regular presentations are given to our community and covers topics such as how to use facebook safely, the law as it applies to the internet, what to do if you are receiving unwanted communications, how to make reports to the provider, etc.

Gleneagles has a strong anti-bullying and anti-harassment program that includes formal education sessions for each year level and covers topics such as what to do if you are being bullied, the difference between being aggressive, assertive and passive, how to resolve conflict appropriately, racism, etc.

Katrina’s Story – Science ‘Dissecting Eye’

In science class we are studying Light and Sound. To help enhance our understanding of this subject, we do lessons of theory and practicals. One of the practicals I have completed is the dissection of a cow’s eye to learn about all the parts of the eye and where they are located. For this, I worked in a group of three and we all had to work together to perform the dissection correctly and in order. While it was strange to touch and dissect the eye, I’m glad I took park in this practical. Participating in the eye dissection has benefited my life in science because it has helped me to better understand how the eye works, will help me in my future studies and was a really interesting experience.

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