Student Wellbeing

"All Yirara College staff are responsible for the care, encouragement and love of our students. This extends from the Principal to the maintenance staff."

Yirara College addresses student well being in a number of ways and through a number of avenues. Programs such as Clontarf, Strongways, Girls programs and activities organised by our Sports and Recreation officers are based on having fun. They also contribute to the well being of students at Yirara College.

These organised activities develop and promote: strength in character, fitness, happiness, team work and harmony.

Where required, students have the opportunity to access outside support agencies for mental health issues and general wellbeing.

In addition to this, the Student Coordinator, Mr Steve Carli-Seebohm is employed at the College is to liaise with all these organisations and support systems, both internal and external, to promote relationship building and opportunities for our young people to succeed.

Steve’s role is to liaise with Senior House parents regarding student issues and to support students throughout the academic day. He regularly visits classes and sometimes withdraws students for small group or individual sessions to make their time at Yirara more sucessful. Sessions take on a variety of forms and can be relaxed and informal discussions, conference calls with family in community or facilitating other meetings to offer support for students.

Steve is available for family to make contact if they have any concerns about their student’s behaviour or wellbeing whilst they are at Yirara College.