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.
Last year, I studied all three of the technology subjects offered at the Year 9 level – wood, metal and glass and found I enjoyed Wood Work the most. I love using my hands to create things that I can use at home and things I am able to be proud of, such as the drawers and shelving unit I made during the class. Choosing to participate in Wood Work has helped me gain skills with power tools, screwdrivers and saws – things I might not have used otherwise. Also, in a class with half males and half females, it’s nice to see the perception of technology subjects changing where it’s now acceptable for women to be doing the male-perceived classes. I enjoyed Wood Work so much that I hope to continue doing technology subjects in the future.