Student Wellbeing and Support

Student Wellbeing and Support

Dickson College takes a whole school approach to student and staff wellbeing. We place equal value on students' emotional and social development as well as academic achievement. We strive to foster a sense of belonging to our school community, to provide opportunities for giving and to teach resilience, gratitude, assertiveness and forgiveness.

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How to access help at Dickson College and beyond

Student Wellbeing Executive

Our Executive Teacher is available for appointments to discuss wellbeing and academic issues, alternatives and post school options.

Student Wellbeing Assessment and Certification Executive

Our Executive Teacher of Assessment and Certification is available for appointments to discuss subject choices, ACT Senior Secondary Certificates and ATAR estimates

Counselling Service

Dickson College has a School Psychologist available for appointments Monday to Thursday. Appointments can be made through Student Wellbeing.

Student Wellbeing Year Coordinators

Dickson College Student Wellbeing has 6 Year Coordinators (3 for each year group), who are available for appointment throughout the school week. Our advisors can help students with a range of issues including time management, extensions on assignments, referrals to external agencies, liaison with parents and referrals to Study Skills classes.

Year 11 Transition Groups and Year 12 Mentoring Groups 

These groups support students with information about college life, academic packages, careers, attendance, health and wellbeing. They aim to:

  • Provide strong pastoral care by developing sustained relationships with teachers and students.
  • Provide a learning environment where students can learn, and be encouraged to practice, different aspects of wellbeing.
  • Work on student pathway planning and successful transition to and from college.
  • Build on and explore students' unique set of needs and capabilities through identifying personal strengths, interests and goals.
Study Support

Study Support classes run throughout the week for one hour. Teachers offer students assistance with time management skills and one-on-one help with their assignments.

Transitions Program

Students can access further support with their studies and wellbeing in a small group environment. Referrals are made through Student Wellbeing.