The staff of Bright P-12 College pride ourselves on our positive connection with students which promotes a culture of warmth and respect in which students feel confident and supported through their development from child to adult. We recognise that wellbeing enhances achievement and achievement enhances wellbeing. The College offers many diverse wellbeing programs that include: Peer Support, Buddy program, Breakfast program, a large and knowledgable Wellbeing Team and a school Nurse.
Jenny Young is the Student Wellbeing Coordinator with Bright P-12 College. Jenny is often the first contact for students, teachers and parents when issues arise with academic or personal difficulties.
The Wellbeing team meets weekly on Monday afternoons to liaise and determine appropriate support for students in need or at risk.
Please contact Jenny if you want to chat about your child.
The Rural Child & Adolescent program (RCAP), run by Alpine Health is designed to assist Adolescents with issues relating to mental health, school related concerns, peer group troubles, and other difficulties that children are faced with during their adolescent years. It involves short term and generalist counselling.
The adolescent and family therapy component of RCAP is a model for early intervention and primary mental health care. It is available to 12 to 18 years olds (and their families) who reside in the Alpine Shire.
This service is available at Bright P-12 College. Any students facing emotional, behavioural, or interpersonal issues are welcome to use the service. Also, students wanting to improve their time management and/or concentration/focus skills are encouraged take part in the program. This can be done by contacting Jenny Young, Scott Burton or Kelli Jacobson at school.
Rosemary Bunge is our Adolescent Heath Nurse and implements Health Programs across the primary and secondary schools. She works on Monday and Thursday and also runs the Breakfast Club each Thursday morning.
Other services that can be enlisted by the College include; visiting occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech pathologists, psychologists and councillors.
Underpinning our philosophy of total student wellbeing is our Student Code of Conduct which outlines the rights and responsibilities of all students and staff at the college.