“Positive wellbeing leads to positive academic outcomes”
Student wellbeing encompasses engagement, relationships, meaning, accomplishment, sleep, nutrition, living optimistically, physical activity and position emotion.
At MAC, we consider student wellbeing to be an essential part of every student’s learning.
We have a dedicated student wellbeing and engagement team to ensure students feel safe, engaged and connected at school.
The team is lead by Lynn Bentley Leading Teacher Student Engagement.
Positive Behaviours Program
We use a Positive Behaviours Program in all classes with an Expectations Matrix that outlines appropriate behaviour and responsibilities for all students
Student Engagement Team
- Leading Teacher Student Empowerment – Stephanie Balaburov
- Heads of House
- Apollo – Konrad Sosnowski
- Artemis – Tom Grocott
- Athena – Maddison Whyte
- Poseidon – Erin Murphy
- Junior School Transitions & Programs – Kate Stevanovic
- Senior School Academic Advisor – Michael Buckingham
- Careers & Pathways Coordinator – Allison Lovett
- Community Engagement Liaison Officer – Zeituna Hussein
- Community Education Nurse – Michelle Hynson
- Attendance and First Aid Officer – Helen Gatford
The weekly Mentoring program aims to promote resilience and develop social and emotional competencies. The Mentoring program is guided by evidence-based principles of positive psychology, Respectful Relationships and aligns with the Victoria Curriculum for personal and social capabilities.
The Mentoring lessons are developed to meet the individual needs of our students, encouraging strength-based learning and identity formation. The program also consists of practical life skills covering areas of career and pathway planning and school connectedness. Student voice is celebrated through Whole School and House Assemblies.
Students are assigned to a Mentoring class when they enrol and their Mentoring teacher is the student’s and the family’s first point of contact for any concerns.
Students who require more individual support and counselling for their mental health and other concerns can access the Wellbeing team in the Wellbeing Hub [link to new page].
Student Wellbeing Team
- Student Wellbeing Coordinator and Program of Students with Disability Coordinator – Carmel Nielsen
- Youth Worker – Clark Michell
- Mental Health Practitioners – Elaine Wong and Julianne Sinclair
- GP in School – Dr Balivinder Khaira
- Practice Nurse – Carol Preston
- Learning Support Officers – Joe D’Andrea, Marie Foca Cunha, Anita Dhawan, Ally Paleologoudias, Halima Malaakh, Chloe Fraser and Zenash Asfaw