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A Pastoral Care Approach 

A significant proportion of school-aged children and young people experience social, emotional, behavioural and mental health issues. These issues are likely to have a detrimental impact on a child’s learning and behaviour, and are of direct concern to schools. An increase in reported mental health issues in children and youth, and lack of access to external support services, means that both educational and psychological intervention and support for children and adolescents within schools is essential.

 

The Student Services team consists of a range of support staff including:

  • Deputy Principal
  • School Nurse
  • School Psychologist
  • School Chaplain
  • Aboriginal & Islander Education Officers

 

Student Services exists to support those students who are experiencing difficulties that interfere with their learning to the extent that they are not capable of being assisted in the classroom environment by the teacher.

The goal is to achieve the best outcome for the student. In essence we aim to have every student at Merredin College feel safe, happy and supported. 

 

Good Standing

All students at Merredin College are encouraged to behave in a positive manner and will be rewarded for doing the “right thing” through the Good Standing process. Students commence each term in Good Standing. Students that demonstrate appropriate behaviours are rewarded with “Goodies”.