Hume Central Secondary College has adopted a School- Wide Positive Behaviour Support program (SWPBS) framework for teaching and managing student behaviour. Representatives from across our College community including parents/carers students, teachers and leaders came together to deﬁne the positive behaviours which we want all members of our community to demonstrate at all times. These are:
As a College, we work to deﬁne and explain what each of these behaviours look like in different settings in and beyond school. These behaviours are explicitly taught to all students throughout the year, and all College staff acknowledge and reward students who consistently demonstrate these expected behaviours.
Other Wellbeing Initiatives & Services
Our Respectful Relationships Program gives our students the opportunity to explore how adults and students relate to each other through activities that encourage collaboration, and problem solving in real life situations.
BERRY STREET EDUCATION MODEL
All staff at Hume Central have completed a 4 day program in the Berry Street Education Model (BSEM). This model provides strategies for teaching and learning that enables teachers to increase engagement of students with complex, unmet learning needs and to successfully improve all students’ self-regulation, relationships, wellbeing, growth and academic achievement. Strategies incorporate trauma-informed teaching, positive education, and wellbeing practices.
A Wellbeing Team of qualiﬁed counsellors and social workers provide support to all students at the College to discuss wellbeing issues, explore options, develop strategies and increase self- awareness. The College also employs a qualified psychologist as our Mental Health Practitioner.
DOCTORS IN SCHOOLS PROGRAM
Our Doctors in Secondary Schools Program provides primary health care services to our students. A General Practitioner (GP) and Practice Nurse (PN) work onsite at our Town Park Campus to provide primary care for all of our students one day per week.