At Cranbourne East Secondary College, we pride ourselves on our proactive approach to developing a safe and supportive learning environment. We understand that students and families can face challenges throughout the year and we are here to offer support and information on services that will assist our school community.
The College is fortunate to have a Student Wellbeing team consisting of qualified and experienced Counsellors, Social Worker, Case Managers, Health Promotion Nurse, Psychologists and Speech Pathologist. In addition, we have established a partnership with Headspace and Futures in Mind and students can access psychologist at the school, through a Mental Health Care Plan.
Our confidential services are free of charge and are available to all students and their families. We provide generalist counselling on a range of issues including school, friends, family conflict, anger management, depression, anxiety, general health, sexual health and much more.
Our role includes assessment, advocacy and referral to appropriate services when necessary. Please contact Debbie Edwards, Student Services Leader on 5990 0200 if you would like further assistance for yourself or your child.
2017 VEAA Finalists
The wellbeing team are 2017 Victorian Education Excellence Awards (VEEA) Finalists for their Lift Off program. The VEEA are about recognising the inspirational teachers, principals and education support staff that improve schools and support children and young people to develop the skills, courage and curiosity they need to succeed in life.
The following agencies can be useful for parents or students who require assistance in times of need.
- Kids Helpline – a free, 24/7 confidential counselling hotline for children aged 5-25. Phone 1800 551 800 or visit kidshelpline.com.au.
- Lifeline – a 24 hour phone support service. Phone 13 11 14 or visit lifeline.org.au.
- Psychiatric Triage Team (Monash Health) - A 24 hour service providing support and assistance to people experiencing mental illess. Phone: 1300 369 012
- Headspace – an online or phone support service for people aged 12-25 years. Phone 1800 650 890 or visit headspace.org.au.
- Child FIRST – a phone support service assisting families with children aged 0-17 years by linking in with services. Phone 9705 3939.
- Cranbourne Information and Support Service – a program to link people in with support such as counselling, financial assistance, case management and crisis support. Phone 5996 3333.
- Cranbourne Youth Information Centre – responsible for providing a broad range of services and programs to young people and their families. Phone 5996 7667.
Students with Special Needs
Cranbourne East Secondary College has a commitment to improving the learning outcomes for all students, by acknowledging and catering for their diverse learning needs. We aim to provide an inclusive education system that ensures all students have access to a quality education.
For students funded under the Department of Education's Program for Students with a Disability, we have an experienced team of Integration Aides that support students in the classroom.