Student Engagement and Support Services at Gold Creek School.
Our commitment to student engagement, wellbeing and pastoral care at Gold Creek School.
We recognise that the school environment plays a major role in the social and emotional competence and wellbeing of our learners. At Gold Creek School, we appreciate the infinite connection between a strong curriculum and pastoral practice.
Student engagement and wellbeing to which pastoral care is one element, is regarded as an essential part of the School's ethos and features prominently in all aspects of school life and in the day-to-day experiences of each individual in our community.
A key priority for our learning community remains our focus on upholding a strong culture around students' social, emotional, physical and moral wellbeing. Our learning community reflects this belief in our daily interactions with students and through our rigorous pedagogy.
Gold Creek School provides students with a vast array of co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities. We pride ourselves on the many community partnerships we maintain and the strong, diverse programs these partnerships offer to a diverse sector of our students. We work alongside our students to build their capacity as young leaders and as global citizens and offer all students leadership opportunities during their time with us.
Pastoral Care teachers in conjunction with their facility coordinators should always be the first point of contact for students and families wishing to raise any concerns relating to academic engagement, social and emotional wellbeing or family issues. For more serious concerns, the students, parents and staff of Gold Creek School are supported by our:
- Director of Community Partnerships – who works with students, staff, families and external agencies to oversee student leadership and voice, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education, student mental health and wellbeing and the implementation of programs to develop resilience and positive social and emotional cohesion amongst the school community.
- Executive Teacher – Student Engagement who works with students, staff, families and external agencies to support students and teachers to provide the best learning outcomes for all individual students.
- Defence Transitions and Support Mentor who works with other staff and defence families to ease transitions and act as the first port of call for defence students and families.
- Youth Support Worker who is available to provide advice to students feeling lost and supports the Executive Teacher – Pastoral Care in the implementation of programs to develop resilience and positive social and emotional cohesion amongst the school community (Years 7-10)
- School Psychologist who works with students and families to help address mental health, social, family and academic issues not able to be worked through with the other members of the Student Engagement team.
- Careers and Vocational Education and Training Coordinator who supports the Executive Teachers – Pastoral Care and Student Engagement to support students in accessing Work Experience, transition pathways to full time work, Australian School Based Apprenticeships and Vocational Education and Training through Canberra Institute of Technology or private providers.