Every teacher is a teacher of welfare. Students develop best in schools where teaching and learning occur in the context of student welfare and enhance their overall wellbeing.
The St Clair High School community promotes the wellbeing charter:
- physical – lifelong physical activity and healthy nutritional choices.
- social – positive relationships and a sense of belonging.
- mental – positive self-concepts and provides a supportive and inclusive environment.
- spiritual – lifelong aspiration, purpose and achievement.
Student welfare is enhanced when all members of the school community participate in the learning programs and life of the school.
Effective teaching and learning are best achieved in a safe, secure, well managed and positive environment in which staff, students, parents and the wider community work together to improve outcomes for all.
Student welfare is the concern of every member of staff. In its widest context, welfare covers the safety of all students in our care. The welfare team provides an extensive support system to assist all students with their physical, social, mental and spiritual wellbeing as outlined in our St Clair High School wellbeing charter.
Particular responsibilities for student welfare lies with the principal, deputy principals, head teacher of welfare, student advisers, assistant student advisers, school counsellors, headteacher of curriculum, careers adviser and school chaplain.