It was a very busy week 1 with many wellbeing programs, guest speakers and workshops delivered. Year 8 & 12 leaders participated in a leadership program hosted by youth mentor Mr Eric Agyeman.

Student leaders reflected on how their values and ethics shape their identity and influence, gained skills in public speaking, and built connections through vulnerability and explorations of self. Year 9s interacted in Toolbox Education workshops unpacking how to understand, name and accept common narratives that may occur in emotional or stressful situations, mindfulness strategies and learnt how to be proactive in adapting.

The Year 10’s reflected on concepts of change, growth and adaptation with Mental Health Practitioner, Mr Jason Mann and Year 11 students heard from the Wellbeing Team on healthy minds and managing stress.  The Year 11’s also heard from Olympian Ms Jemima Montag who presented on having an Olympic Mindset and applying this to achieve personal growth. Whilst studying medicine and being a professional athlete and preparing herself for the Paris Olympics games, Jemima was generous to provide her time and words of wisdom to our students. We wish Jemima all the best for the Olympic games.


New Staff

I would like to welcome two new staff members to the Student Wellbeing Team:

Ms Tahlia Briggs joins us in a new role, Student Wellbeing Program’s Coordinator. Tahlia completed her social work placement at MWSC last year. Tahlia’s role is to oversee our student wellbeing program which is delivered to Year 7 to 12. She will also be focusing on developing focus groups to support students who are identified needing some extra support.

Rebecca McMahon is our new Head of Disability Inclusion. Rebecca joins MWSC after leading the disability inclusion and wellbeing teams at Brighton Secondary College. Rebecca will have a very important role of preparing the school with the transition to the new Disability Inclusion Model. Rebecca has a wealth of knowledge and is very passionate about providing inclusive education for all students.



Mr Paul Graham
Student Support and Resources Manager