The Woodville High School Wellbeing Team would like to welcome you and your family into our diverse, dynamic and caring school community, introduce ourselves and explain a little bit about our role.

The team consists of the Wellbeing Senior Leader Sandro Bracci, two Wellbeing Leaders – Cherie Hutton and Justin Mitchell – and a Youth Worker, Ben Rice.

We see our role as supporting all students to value and be aware of the factors that contribute to their own wellbeing.

Taking care of one’s physical and mental health will provide a good foundation for both learning, and positive, respectful relationships.

An important component of our physical health includes exercise and healthy eating habits.

To support this Woodville High School has a Breakfast Club located under the verandah of the Miethke Building, every morning from 8:00am to 8:30am.

We provide toast with an assortment of toppings; Vegemite, peanut butter, jams, cheese spread and Nutella.

Crowd favourites are usually the cheese toasties, sultana bread and fruit.

On some occasions we are fortunate to have received donations of ham, muffins and biscuits.

We are normally sponsored by KickStart for Kids but frequently and gratefully have also received donations from staff members.

For the students who do not have time in the morning to have breakfast before they arrive or have to catch various forms of public transport this is a great way to start their day.

The Breakfast Club is run by the dynamic Sue Weidemann who donates her mornings to support student wellbeing. All students are welcome.

We know that we all experience times when our wellbeing is not at its best and we encourage parents to access support by contacting teachers regarding student learning and Wellbeing Leaders with any concerns that are affecting your child’s participation in school life.

Contacting staff about academic issues can be done through phone calls to the school, through our Daymap system and the school website. How to contact our Wellbeing Leaders is outlined in this newsletter.

We look forward to working together to make the Woodville High School community a thriving, happy and welcoming place for all.

As adults in our community, we have great responsibility in role modelling the behaviours we want our young people to replicate. As part our community caring for each other we remind you of some of the parking requirements when dropping off and picking up your child especially on Actil Avenue where there is No Standing on the roadside opposite the school. It is also worth noting that Leslie Street is actually a two way road for local residents.

Hoping your child has had a positive start to the new school year and that they continue to feel supported, inspired and included in their school community.

Sandro Bracci
The Wellbeing Team