At Berri Regional Secondary College, we have a strong emphasis on Wellbeing.
Our Wellbeing Team work collaboratively to create and deliver programs and initiatives to ensure all young people feel a strong sense of belonging to our school community, creating environments where they can flourish as learners and young people; with a strong foundation of creating communities with shared values to foster and build positive mental health and wellbeing.
With a strong value on student voice and input, regular data collection and analysis drives the opportunities we create for students to access guest speakers and targeted intervention programs, driving the programs we implement to support the wellbeing of our young people.
SCHOOL THERAPY DOG
One key member of our Wellbeing Team is Piper, our school dog. Research indicates interactions with animals has positive outcomes for emotional regulation and developing empathy. Piper is highly valued by students and staff for the positive impact she has on the lives of everyone she interacts with.
DOCTORS ON CAMPUS
In partnership with the Berri Medical Centre, BRSC students have access to confidential medical care with health professionals working in collaboration with the school to attend to students on site. This initiative serves as school-based early intervention, designed to address teenage, family and community needs. Our Doctor’s On Campus program is bulk-billed and available to all students.
We have a number of Youth Workers on staff, all of whom are an integral support for our students and act as a liaison between student, family and health clinician.