Hastings Secondary College

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Student wellbeing

At Hastings Secondary College, we are committed to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment where students thrive academically, culturally, athletically, and within the community. Our dedicated campus staff provide personalised assistance to ensure every student reaches their full potential.

Students benefit from a range of support services available across our campuses. This includes guidance from the Head Teacher of Wellbeing, the Learning and Support Team (LAST), Year Advisors, and Pastoral Care Teachers. Additionally, our campuses are equipped with trained Counsellors who offer confidential counselling and support to students and their families.

Hastings Secondary College is proud to have an Aboriginal Education Officer (AEO) who supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, organising cultural activities and providing essential assistance throughout the academic year.

Celebrating student success is integral to our ethos, with achievements recognised through our 'Learning Expectations' framework and merit and reward systems. Our discipline system emphasises the importance of a positive learning environment while providing robust welfare support for students.

Our campus support services

Campus counsellors

Our trained campus counsellors provide individual and family counselling, as well as specialised assistance to students, parents, and staff. Referrals can be made by students, parents, or campus staff members.

Supervisor of Girls

Our campus Supervisor of Girls offers guidance and support for female students facing personal or academic challenges.

Head Teacher Wellbeing

Providing guidance and counselling, the Head Teacher Wellbeing works closely with Year Advisers and Deputy Principals to offer additional support and referrals to external agencies when needed.

Learning and Support Teacher (LAST)

Our LASTs offer tailored support to students requiring assistance with their learning. They can recommend life skills courses and organise provisions for exams and assessment tasks.

School Learning Support Officers (SLSO)

Working under the guidance of classroom teachers, SLSOs provide invaluable assistance to students with disabilities and additional learning needs, ensuring they can fully participate in school life.

Aboriginal Education Officer

Supporting Aboriginal students, families, teachers, and the wider College community, our AEO plays a vital role in fostering inclusivity and understanding.