Wellbeing is characterised by a sense of resilience, purpose, engagement and optimism about the future.
At CGGS, wellbeing is visible and purposeful. It is underpinned by current research and is characterised by a sense of resilience, purpose, engagement and optimism about the future.
It is where students are connected with their community and the environment, demonstrate academic tenacity and are able to cultivate positive feelings, cognitions, behaviours and respectful relationships which are nurtured by Anglican teachings and traditions.
Wellbeing at CGGS is based on the understanding the modern schooling is about more than academic outcomes, but rather, that high levels of wellbeing act as a catalyst for academic achievement and ultimately life satisfaction and success.
Wellbeing at CGGS serves to provide our students with a sense of resilience, direction, engagement and optimism for the future, whilst giving our girls an opportunity to discover and learn about themselves and others.
High levels of wellbeing act as a catalyst for academic achievement
Central to this is ensuring that all of our students are able to navigate their way through a gamete of social, personal and environmental factors, and providing them with the skills and resources to ensure they are able to reach their life potential.
Ultimately, it is about developing our girls’ sense of purpose and passion and helping them to leave Camberwell as strong, independent and self-aware young women.
Student Mentor Program
This hugely successful program is based on the strong belief that fostering cross-age relationships enhances student connectedness and commitment.
The Mentor Program sees younger students linked with senior student mentors. Fortnightly sessions are dedicated to the Mentor Program and the senior girls run lessons and lead constructive discussions on topics such as organisation, persistence and resilience.
Student Wellbeing Action Group
The Student Wellbeing Action Group is a student run committee that aims to unite the school community and ensure that every girl feels safe, valued and respected. The committee meets on a fortnightly basis, collaborating on school wellbeing activities and initiatives such as CamberWELL Week, Diversity Week, the Diversity Forum, National Day Against Bullying and International Women’s Day celebrations.
High Quality Wellbeing
Our Wellbeing Programs are purposefully designed and form part of a holistic wellbeing framework across Foundation to Year 12, which focuses on achieving wellbeing across all health dimensions.
This is achieved through integrating evidenced based wellbeing practices into a dedicated, planned and coordinated series of Pastoral, Curricular, Co-Curricular and student led programs.
Our Wellbeing Programs are student-centered and student-driven, incorporating a focus on mental fitness training, explicit wellbeing curriculum and life skills.
|Year Level||Wellbeing Theme|
|Foundation - 2||B.R.A.V.E|
|3||Committing to Challenge|
|4||Building Support Networks|
|6||Broaden and Build|
|10||Purpose and Passion|
|11 & 12||Forward Thinking|
Student Wellbeing Team
All staff at CGGS are actively involved and invested in student wellbeing. In addition to our educators, we have a Wellbeing Team, who together manage all aspects of student wellbeing and student welfare. We use a collaborative approach, working closely with parents, students and the Wellbeing Team to proactively manage all student wellbeing matters.
Our Wellbeing Team
Debbie Dunwoody Principal
Cathy Poyser Deputy Principal/Head of Senior School
Paul Donohue Head of Junior School
Nareen Robinson Deputy Head of Senior School – Student Wellbeing
Nirvana Watkins Deputy Head of Senior School – Student Wellbeing
Craig Goodwin Deputy Head of Junior School – Student Wellbeing
Reverend Helen Creed School Chaplain
Paula Kolivas/Beth Sarlos School Counsellors
Roula Dougan Head of Learning Enrichment
Liesa Winkler Positive Education Team Leader
Kathryn Rigopolous School Nurse
Year Level Coordinators