John Pirie Seconary School is committed to supporting the wellbeing of all students both in and outside of the classroom. By providing both individualised, targeted wellbeing services and year level specific wellbeing programs, we ensure students develop the tools they need to be successful learners. Our wellbeing strategic plan guides whole school improvement of student wellbeing, operates in the context of the DfE learner Wellbeing Framework and embodies our school values: Respect, Equality, Pride, Integrity and Resilience.
Supporting your child throughout their high school journey is a multidisciplinary wellbeing team. The team consists of three Student Counsellors, 2 Youth Workers, a Pastoral Care Worker.
The Wellbeing Team offers a range of services to students that include:
- Managing relationships with family, teachers and peers
- Managing wellbeing issues
- Advice on curriculum and career pathways
- Information and referrals to other support agencies
- Supporting attendance and engagement with their learning
- Organisation and study skills
Pastrol Care Worker
The Chaplaincy Service is provided by our Pastoral Care Worker, on behalf of Uniting Country SA
The Chaplaincy Service is funded by the National School Chaplaincy Program (NSCP), administered by DfE SA, with additional contribution from the local community.
The aim of this service is to offer pastoral and practical support to students, staff and the school community.
Our Pastoral Care Worker supports our school community in the following ways:
- Working closely and in partnership with leadership and other wellbeing staff in the school to provide pastoral care and practical support to students, families and staff as requested.
- Providing pastoral care in a ‘first response’ capacity to critical incidents, referring to specialist support, and to provide ongoing presence and followup.
- Being well positioned to work across the whole school to ‘build a sense of’ community, harmony and cohesion
In an Emergency
If you need to talk to someone urgently, or if you need medical or psychiatric help, here are some suggestions of 24 hour services whom to contact:
- Kids Helpline 1800 551 800 (freecall)
- Parent Helpline 1300 364 100
- Crisis Care 131 611
- Lifeline 131 114
- Youth Health Line 1300 131 719
Websites/links to support wellbeing are: