Working together to support our students.

Ormiston College has a strong culture of wellbeing which is underpinned by our unique, whole school wellbeing framework.

We believe that the social and emotional wellbeing of each individual student is key to educating the whole person in pursuing personal excellence. A mentally fit student is more likely to learn and be successful. Ormiston College students strive for excellence in all aspects of life, from the classroom to extracurricular activities and into the wider community. They are not afraid to take risks to better themselves and our world.

We know there are strong links between student learning and wellbeing, and we pride ourselves on being a safe, supportive, inclusive and connected school where the wellbeing of our students remains at the forefront.

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Linking learning and wellbeing

We know there are strong links between student learning and wellbeing, and we pride ourselves on being a safe, supportive, inclusive and connected school where the wellbeing of our students remains at the forefront.

We aim to integrate wellbeing into the academic program authentically through our Student Wellbeing Framework.



The framework encompasses three components and is underpinned by community engagement.

Wellness

Wellness is a multidimensional active process of becoming aware of and making choices towards a healthy and fulfilling life. It determines how we feel and interact with others in order to thrive. Wellbeing encompasses social, emotional, behavioural and physical wellness in a conscious and self-directed process to enable us to achieve our full potential.

Being prepared

Being prepared is a continual process that creates an environment where individuals can reach their potential. It provides the skill set to manage the opportunities presented in the future. Being prepared includes skill development, reflecting on experiences, being resilient and nurturing a growth mindset; and is co-dependent on an optimistic attitude.

Being connected

Being connected is a feeling of belonging or having an affinity to a group or community. This connection is underpinned by the Ormiston College Christian Values. It encompasses respect, tolerance and acceptance of self and others through establishing and maintaining supportive relationships.

Community engagement

Community engagement establishes strong relationships and creates mutually beneficial links with services, organisations and agencies within the local and wider community. Partnerships with families are strengthened through shared beliefs to improve social, environmental and cultural prosperity.

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Our Values

As a non-denominational Christian School our Christian Values underpin and shape who we are and provide us with a strong foundation to build upon our faith. These values provide daily guidance to our students and promote a culture of care and concern within the community. We believe that all students should be able to learn within a caring, safe and supportive community.

We value: Compassion, Integrity, Respect, Responsibility and Service

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Support is available

Establishing a nurturing, safe environment for our students, that also sets boundaries, establishes expectations and encourages achievement to the best of the individual’s ability, helps to build a child’s confidence and, over time, the ability to reach out and help others. Personal Counselling is provided on a needs basis in a confidential setting by a Counsellor. Students can self-refer, or be referred by a staff member or parent, about aspects of the student’s life affecting their social-emotional wellbeing and/or academic performance.

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Our Chaplaincy support

Ormiston College is a co-educational, non-denominational Christian school based on Christian values and our School Chaplain plays an important role working with the Guidance Counsellors and staff to provide student welfare support.

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