Ku-ring-gai High School

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

Wellbeing Program

Continued Wellbeing Support at Ku-ring-gai High School

We hope that you and your family members are all well during this current challenging climate. Please note that Ku-ring-gai High School still offers wellbeing support to students and family members even though most students are learning from home.

Please note the following:

Our school counselling team are continuing to work collaboratively with the Wellbeing Team and parents/carers to support the students’ overall wellbeing. Should you need to contact our School Counsellors, please email Emma and Louise on: khsschoolcounsellor@gmail.com​​. Please note that this email will be checked between 8:30am - 3:30pm from Monday to Friday.

Please note that should you have an academic query, this should be directed to the classroom teacher and general wellbeing questions to the respective Year Advisers. You can view our Year Adviser list by using the following link: https://kuringgai-h.schools.nsw.gov.au/about-our-school/our-staff.html.

The school counselling team can assist in the following ways:

  • ​Provide short term individual counselling to students who experience social or emotional difficulties
  • Work collaboratively with wellbeing staff to support students
  • Liaise with mental health practitioners in individual case management
  • Refer to external mental health professionals as needed

If the matter is urgent or an emergency, please contact your GP, local hospital or call:

  • ​​Immediate safety concerns, contact ‘000’
  • Children between 0-17 years with complex mental health concerns who live in the Hornsby or Ku-ring-gai Local Government Areas please call – Child & Youth​ Mental Health Service – Hornsby: 9485 6155 between 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday – Friday or call Emergency Department outside those hours.
  • Mental Health Crisis Line for referral services – 1800 011 511
  • Kids Helpline – 1800 55 1800

Please also click here to access a list of further resources that may assist you, your child/ward and other family members.

Wellbeing Program

Each year group at Ku-ring-gai High School follows a wellbeing program that aims to meet the personal and social needs of students and to enhance students overall wellbeing.

At Ku-ring-gai High School we prioritise the wellbeing of all students and staff. We have a strong wellbeing structure to support our students; in addition to all school staff, we specifically have Year Advisers & Assistant Year Advisers, Head Teacher Year Groups, a Wellbeing Coordinator, School Counsellor, Deputy Principal and Principal who are all invested and committed to ensuring all of our students CONNECT, SUCCEED and THRIVE.

Our Anti-Bullying Plan outlines the processes for preventing and responding to student bullying in our school and reflects the Bullying: Preventing and Responding to Student Bullying in Schools Policy of the New South Wales Department of Education and Communities. Please read click here for further information.

Each year group has diverse needs and concerns that we aim to address during whole school assemblies, roll calls and in particular our fortnightly Year Meetings.

Once a fortnight, each year group meets with their Year Adviser & Assistant Year Adviser along with their roll call teachers and Head Teacher Year Group to participate in a wellbeing focused session.

 

Wellbeing team

The wellbeing team here at Ku-ring-gai High School includes all staff. For more information, please refer to our staff page.