Wellbeing is universal to the culture of PLC, and is ingrained in its educational and organisational approach.
At PLC, our Wellbeing programmes teach the skills to prevent mental illness, support learning and cultivate wellbeing. Students participate in an evidenced based spiral Wellbeing curriculum built around six pathways to wellbeing. Students are taught these abilities over many years rather than just once, as they develop and their abilities to comprehend grows. Approaches to mental health education are most effective when students, parents and the school community are all taught the same common core of abilities, as such opportunities to learn the skills taught through these programmes are also available to parents and staff.
In 2017, PLC will be a foundation school in Australia for the Visible Wellbeing Instruction Model in partnership with Professor Lea Waters. A strong relationship exists between a student functioning well and their capacity to learn. The Visible Wellbeing Instructional Model helps teachers build student wellbeing as part of their daily teacher practice in every classroom, ensuring a truly integrated approach to wellbeing in education.
Mental Health Support
Our approach at PLC is one that focuses on prevention and early intervention. To ensure mental health concerns are responded to effectively and promptly, key staff are trained in youth mental health first aid and the College has three Psychologists available to provide individual support. The Psychology team at PLC also deliver tailored group programmes for targeted interventions that students may opt into for specialised support and skill building.