In the Secondary school years, there are many challenges to be faced by adolescents and young adults. At Woodville High School, we recognise this and have introduced a number of important programs to support your son or daughter to successfully meet the challenges
Students who have been successful in their primary school years sometimes feel disoriented when they join the larger school community of a secondary school. To support our young students in this important transition, we ensure that they are in a Home Group with at least one other friend or someone that they have met in our transition day the previous year. In 2017 they will have the added support on their first day at High School being supported by Year 11 students who have been trained in Teen Mental Health First Aid and will be Peer Leaders in 2017. Only Year 8 and Year 12 students and Peer Leaders will start school on Monday 30th January 2017
We have a proud 13 year partnership with Youth Opportunities. In Year 10, students are able to undertake this personal leadership course in which they develop the skills of positive communication and productive goal setting. The course runs one day a week for 10 weeks and there is a graduation at the end of the course.
The twenty first century offers many challenges for teenagers. Making conscious choices to look after their health and wellbeing are important decisions. Health is a compulsory subject in Years 8-10 and many activities in the Pathways program reinforce the positive life choices messages.
In 2017 we will continue to use the Pathways Planner that encompasses activities from the Learning Curve. The Learning Curve supports Positive Education and Student Wellbeing with a focus on building healty, positive and resilent students. Topics covered are Exercise and Health, Positive Engagement, Meaning and Purpose, Strengths and Emotions, Skills and Achievement and Relationships and Optimism.