Mount Alexander College considers the wellbeing of the students to be an essential part of their learning. The primary goal of our dedicated Student Wellbeing and Student Engagement Teams are to ensure students feel safe, engaged and connected at school. The teams are coordinated by the Leading Teaching Student Engagement, Lynn Bentley.
The school uses a Positive Behaviours Program in all classes with an Expectations Matrix that outlines appropriate behaviour and responsibilities for all students
The students and parents first point of contact is their mentor teacher. Parents and students can contact their mentor teacher for all wellbeing and engagement concerns. Depending on the concern, the matter may be directed to Carmel Nielsen Student Wellbeing Coordinator of the Head of House team.
Students meet with their Mentor Teacher each morning for ten minutes. Parents and students should initially contact their Mentor Teacher or Head of House with any concerns.
Student Personal Development (SPD)
The SPD program aims to promote resilience and develop social and emotional competencies. SPD is a weekly program facilitated by the Mentor Teacher based on evidenced based principles of positive education and wellbeing.
The SPD 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.
Student Support Program
Mount Alexander College has a well-established program that supports students with additional learning needs. This is coordinated by the Student Wellbeing Coordinator, Carmel Nielsen.