At St Columba’s College, we aim to develop caring and effective relationships between staff, students and the community. Wellbeing practices are focused around our core school values – Learning, Community, Hope, Justice and Faith.
The student counsellors provide guidance and counselling to students. Individual support is available for matters such as managing workload, mental health issues, friendship problems and general concerns regarding your daughter. Referrals to outside agencies are made where appropriate.
The student counsellors are also responsible for running programs designed to enhance the personal development and well-being of students. Some of these include:
- Drug Education
- Internet Safety
- Stress Management
- Social skills groups
- Understanding mental health
You and your daughter are welcome to contact the student counsellors to discuss specific needs or concerns. To make an appointment, please call the College on 9337 5311. Counsellors are available Monday through Friday.
Student Reception is the heart of St Columba’s College, acting as a welcoming and supportive hub for all of our students.
Students are able to go to Student reception for the sickbay, to receive first aid, make appointments with the College Counsellors, if they arrive late or need to leave early, and general wellbeing support.
Student Reception also provides a range of wellbeing resources for students, including information on study schedules, mindfulness techniques and guidance on spiritual and mental wellbeing.
Student Reception is located on the ground floor of the Kernan building, next to the staff room.
St Columba’s College is equipped with a sickbay, located at Student Reception, and managed by a First Aid Officer.
Students who require medical assistance or first aid during the school day, can visit with the First Aid Officer.
The First Aid officer is also responsible for ensuring that students’ allergy and anaphylaxis plans, health management plans and personal medications are correctly implemented, and will work with families to protect the health and safety of your daughter.
Benny & Me Foodstore
The Benny and Me Foodstore is located on the ground floor of Slater building and opens to a large and landscaped courtyard. The Foodstore provides breakfast, lunch and snack options which can be purchased in person or online. Your daughter will also have the option to use her student card to purchase items.
With a rotating weekly menu, your daughter will have access to varied and diverse food choices to cater for her dietary needs and tastes.