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MITCHELL HIGH SCHOOL

MITCHELL HIGH SCHOOL

'We aim to provide excellence in educational opportunities to meet the needs of our students'.

Telephone(02) 9622 9944

Emailmitchell-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Student Wellbeing

Head Teacher Wellbeing: Ms M. Cate

Student Wellbeing at Mitchell High School includes all things the school community does to meet the personal, social, emotional and learning needs of students. The components of our Wellbeing program are suited to all students regardless of cultural background, ability, religion, age, gender, sexuality or socio-economic status. The Wellbeing Policy has been developed with extensive consultation with staff, students and community members.

We take a proactive approach to assisting students and their wellbeing needs by providing a supportive environment where students are valued and have opportunities to connect, succeed and thrive.

Mitchell High School’s Wellbeing Team consists of the Deputy Principals, Head Teacher Welfare, Year Advisers, Assistant Year Advisers, the Superviser of Girls and school counsellor

 

SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE

DCJ (Department of Communities and Justice) Scholarship applications for 2021 are now open. Check online for eligibility and for application details. Applications close on the 19th February 2021.

INFORMATION FLYER (PDF 242KB)

http://www.facs.nsw.gov.au/dcj-scholarships

SPECIAL REPORT

SCHOOL TV

SchoolTV is a world first, wellbeing platform featuring Dr. Michael Carr-Gregg. It addresses the modern-day realities faced by schools and parents who increasingly need clear, relevant, and fact-based information around raising safe, happy, and resilient young people.

SchoolTV addresses this issue. It is an online resource designed to empower parents with credible, sound information with realistic and practical strategies.

VISIT SCHOOL TV HERE

Transitioning Back

Transitioning Back

As lockdown restrictions are slowly being lifted to varying degrees, we are entering a time of transition and adjustment. The circumstances of this situation have significantly impacted us all. For some, it has been an opportunity to reflect on what is important, whilst others have embraced the opportunity to learn new things.

Many young people may be excited at the prospect of restrictions being lifted; whilst others may be feeling mixed emotions. Reactions will differ depending on how well they cope with stress and change. Keeping a check on your child’s mental health and wellbeing as they adjust to new routines, will be vitally important.

There is still a lot of uncertainty ahead of us, so focusing on the things you can control or enjoy doing, can help establish predictability and familiarity for the whole family. Adult carers need to provide young people with reassurance by acknowledging any concerns and fears they may have at this time. Consider this to be a normal reaction, however it may be best to focus more on their feelings and emotions, rather than the practicalities at this stage.

In this Special Report, we share a few ideas about how to help ease this time of transition.

We hope you take time to reflect on the information offered in this Special Report, and as always, we welcome your feedback.

If you do have any concerns about the wellbeing of your child, please contact the school for further information or seek medical or professional help.

Here is the link to your special report:
https://mitchell-h.schools.nsw.schooltv.me/wellbeing_news/special-report-coronavirus-transition-back

Yr 12 Exam Stress Report

The Streetsmart Handbook

The Streetsmart Handbook has been created by Neighbourhood Watch Australasia and Policing Agencies and will assist young people through what are sometimes complex issues which they confront during their lives. The Handbook covers topics such as Bullying and Cyberbulling, Cars and the Law, Mental and Physical Health. Download the handbook below.

Streetsmart Handbook

Headspace

 

Headspace is an invaluable resource for our young people in regard to their mental health. You can access an information video at the link below.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P082NUwbrS8