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Wellbeing and Learning

Wellbeing and Learning Support Teams at Heathcote High

At Heathcote High School we are dedicated to the needs of every student with our respected and dynamic Wellbeing and Learning Support Teams. Opportunities include school camps in Years 7 and 11, Picnic Days, Year Meetings and Recognition Assemblies, Girls Talk and MMM programs, Wellbeing Days and we have a strong link with St George Youth Services, Project Youth and Headspace who provide valuable resources through staff support and programs.

Over the course of the year each different year group will be participating in compulsory Wellbeing Days at school. These days are designed to build team and group spirit amongst peers, while also focusing on important issues facing today's young adults, such as cyber safety, resilience, anti-bullying, respect and tolerance of others. These days are invaluable to help develop and educate the whole student. When students feel comfortable with each other, safe and respected, we are encouraging tolerant, connected young adults who are more likely to recognise and create opportunities for success.

At HHS we want our students to become well adjusted, tolerant and respectful adults who are ready to face the ever-changing world (with all of its obstacles) as best they can.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) predicts that the greatest burden of disease for our current students, our future generations, will be mental health conditions. Doing what we can to prevent these conditions or reduce the number of students affected while supporting their well-being is imperative.

Our team this year consists of:

Year 7 Advisor - Miss Chenay Mercer (PD/H/PE staffroom) 

Year 8 Advisor - Mrs Carrie Sheaff (Maths staffroom)

Year 9 Advisor - Mr Andrew Rogers (HSIE staffroom)

Year 10 Advisor – Ms Jaclyn Thompson (PDHPE staffroom)

Year 11 Advisor – Mr David Jackel (HSIE staffroom)

Year 12 Advisor – Miss Rachelle King (Visual Arts staffroom)

Learning and Support Teacher–  Mrs Sharla Chetty

Physical Support Class Teachers - Mrs Judy Campbell & Mrs Jo Holt

Autism Class Teachers - Mr Andrei Wall, Mrs Debra Pepper

Careers Advisor – Ms Gordana Trajkovski 

Librarian – Mrs Julie. Standen (M,T,W), Ms K. Wallace (Th, F)

School Counsellors –  Ms Emma Jackson and Mrs Loretta Reid

Head Teacher Wellbeing and Learning (rel)/SRC – Ms R. Weir

Head Teacher Learning Support - Mrs Jo Petroulakis (relieving)

We are very lucky at Heathcote High School to have such a dedicated and skilled group of teachers and SLSOs (teachers aides) that are dedicated to the health and well-being of each and every student in the school.


Anaphylaxis Update

The DEC has announced that all government schools will receive a general use adrenaline autoinjector (an Epipen) for their First Aid kit.

This does not replace the need for parents to continue to provide the school with an Epipen and an ASCIA Action Plan for Anaphylaxis, signed and dated by their doctor when their child is diagnosed with Anaphylaxis.

The school pen is intended to be used if:

·         An undiagnosed student has an anaphylactic reaction at school

·         There is a misfire of a prescribed Epipen

·         A student requires another Epipen administered after their own.

Please contact the school if you would like further information in relation to this matter.

It is the responsibility of all parents to ensure that their child's Epipen is in date and that their Health Care Plan is up to date. If your child's Health Care plan is out of date please contact Mr Weir ASAP to make an appointment.


Year 7 Camp 

The Year 7 Camp this year is during Week 10 of Term 1 (1st - 3rd April). This is with the Outdoor Education Experience at the Gosford Centre. The cost of the excursion is $266, payable to the front office. This is the highlight of the Year 7 calendar where students form lasting friendships and memories that they will cherish. If you have any concerns re payment please contact the school ASAP to discuss the matter. A package detailing the camp and requirements will be sent home very soon.