Secondary Wellbeing Programs

Lake Joondalup Baptist College is large enough to provide a wealth of opportunities, yet small enough for each individual student to be known, cared for and valued.

Our Pastoral Care Program is an integral part of an environment where staff lead by example, students’ voices are valued, and where diversity and personal excellence are celebrated across a school community that champions the unique value of every individual.

Our Dean of Students and six Heads of House head the program, which is implemented by a team of Connect teachers. The College Counsellor provides support, while the College Chaplains provide spiritual guidance and encouragement for all students.

In the Secondary College, student care, wellbeing and an appreciation of the social, ethical and cultural influences that shape our lives, are supported by our wellbeing programs, which are designed to reflect the students’ needs at different stages of their development.

The Wellbeing Program provides a sequential focus for each year level, including:

Year 7

• The transition to Senior Secondary College, an innovative journey familiarising students with their new environment
• Peer-to-peer programs with Senior “Connect buddies”
• Two day social experience at their Transition Camp
• Weekly ‘Life Skills’ program assisting students in managing life, study, emotions and relationships more effectively
• Social and spiritual engagement programs
• Fortnightly Wellbeing classes

Year 8

Stepping Stones Program - exploring issues such as “Who am I?” - adolescent challenges and changes (Emotions and Character Strengths)

• The importance of Cyber Safety and Digital Citizenship workshop while reaching out in willingness to connect with others
• Skills for Living; communication, self-defence, mindfulness toolkit and health awareness programs
• A developmental camp addressing positive health, social awareness, perseverance and grit
• Fortnightly Wellbeing lessons

Year 9

Year 9 is a pivotal year in the transition from adolescence to emerging adulthood where The Rite Journey Program assists students

• Character Strengths, goal setting, neuroplasticity and learning to Flourish
• Positive Emotions and Gratitude project
• Social and Emotional Intelligence managing emotions and nurturing relationships
• Self-Thinking patterns focusing on mindfulness, self-compassion optimism, kindness and compassion
• Connect Program
• Three day Challenge Camp provides a challenging yet safe and supportive environment in which students are encouraged to aspire to new goals
• Optional involvement in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award program

Year 10

• Community Connect is a Community Service Program allowing students to grow in character, problem-solving skills, and a better understanding of civic responsibility.
• Year 10 River Cruise
• Connect Program
• Wellbeing Day

Year 11

• Community Connect is a Community Service Program allowing students to grow in character, problem-solving skills, and a better understanding of civic responsibility.
• A weekly series of speakers, information sessions and specialist-led activities
• Careers counselling
• Wellbeing Day

Year 12

• Wellbeing Day addressing Year 12 Goals, Values and Vision
• Relaxation toolbox
• Connect Program familiarising students with post school life skills

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