The Grange has joined the Western Region’s SW-PBSEL program. The term stands for School Wide Positive Behaviour Support for Engagement and Learning (SW-PBSEL) and it has been identified and implemented as a cornerstone program of the WMR Blueprint for School Improvement—the Learning Environment.
The Grange is one of 24 schools who are participating in a three year state-wide pilot of SW-PBSEL currently being evaluated by the University of Melbourne, Centre for Program Evaluation.
SW-PBSEL aims to improve the engagement of all students. It provides participating school communities with an effective evidence based framework for creating orderly school wide and classroom environments and builds respectful relationships, at all levels of the school community. During the next semester the school community will be involved in reviewing the school values and deciding on positive behaviours that are essential for our students to be taught that will assist them both while at school and in the community. For example; respecting our environment involves keeping work desks clean of graffiti, putting litter in bins provided and participating in litter duty rosters. A very important part of this program is connecting Positive meaningful rewards for students to their positive behaviours. The school Student Engagement Policy which is available on our website links closely with this initiative.
All schools involved in SW-PBSEL have established a professional learning team (PLT) lead by their Principal to drive the program within the school. An “internal coach” in each school works closely with an external regional coach to support the program. At The Grange our internal coaches are Leading Teacher – Julia McCahon and Team 5/6 Leader Natalie Smith. Assistant Principals David Smillie, Meredith Clencie, Karen Baker, Jo Camozzato, Peter Knight and Laban Toose are part of the team that will work with staff, students and parents. Over the coming months as there will be further communication about school expectations and how they will be taught and modelled and reinforced with all school community members including school leaders, teachers, students and parents.
To provide a comprehensive student wellbeing program that builds and promotes a sense of belonging and resilience which will assist students to achieve a successful pathway in a safe and supportive school environment.
Core beliefs and values
All students should be given an opportunity to reach their full potential.
We recognise the importance of interagency collaboration in supporting and improving students learning outcomes and wellbeing.
We are committed to building a secure learning environment where all students feel culturally, emotionally and physically safe.
Students are provided with a variety of age appropriate opportunities to explore pathways relevant to them. This will enable students to be empowered with the skills to make appropriate choices regarding their own pathway to further education, training and employment.
All prevention and intervention programs are developed in response to student needs that have been determined by up-to-date research, as well as quantitive and qualitative data analyses. Data will be used to evaluate and refine current programs.
Student Rights and Responsibilities
All members of the school community should model appropriate social
behaviour and should be respectful of others.
All students have the right to:
Be treated fairly and respectfully by all members of the school community
Be safe and secure
Stimulating teaching and learning
Learn in the classroom without interruption
A clean, ordered and safe learning environment
Equitable access to school programs regardless of gender and cultural
Express their views appropriately through the Student Representative
Council and the School Council
Receive ongoing communications, assessments and reports about
All students have the responsibility to:
Come to school in correct uniform
Bring equipment ready and prepared to learn
Attend school 95 % of the time or more; be on time to school and all
Remain at school in class for the whole day
Participate in College programs that are offered appropriate to their
Respect the right of others to learn and be willing to take on all
Communicate clearly and honestly any issues of concern they have
about their learning to an appropriate staff member
Care for their own property/equipment and respect the property/equipment
of other students and of the school
Respect the individuality of others regardless of gender, religious and
Respect their personal health and emotional wellbeing (and that of others)
and comply with school regulations associated with prohibiting the use of
cigarettes, alcohol and other drugs
Use digital technology and electronic communication in a safe and
The Student Wellbeing Team at The Grange aim to provide a comprehensive
student wellbeing program that builds and promotes a sense of belonging and
resilience which will assist students to achieve a successful pathway in a safe
and supportive school environment. We believe all students should be given an
opportunity to reach their full potential. We recognise the importance of interagency
collaboration in supporting and improving students learning outcomes and wellbeing.
We are committed to building a secure learning environment where all students feel
culturally, emotionally and physically safe.Students are provided with a variety of
age appropriate opportunities to explore pathways relevant to them. This will enable
students to be empowered with the skills to make appropriate choices regarding their
own pathway to further education, training and employment.
At The Grange, Deloraine 7-12 Campus there are different staff members who can
help young people with Wellbeing issues while they are at school.
JO CAMOZZATO: ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL - STUDENT WELLBEING manages the
SW TEAM and supports the other Assistant Principals and teaching staff with Student
Wellbeing issues. Sometimes she meets with parents, talks to students individually
and in small groups, works with students who have learning difficulties and liaises
with outside agencies and community services who are supporting the students and
families who come to TheGrange.
RENEE DOWLING: STUDENT WELLBEING COORDINATOR Has been employed in the field of Welfare for 17 years, the last twelve as a qualified Social Worker. She provides support
for students who have personal, family, learning and sometimes behaviour difficulties
by meeting with them individually or in small groups. Renees’s role also involves introducing and facilitating prevention programs at our school and linking students with those programs that best suit their needs.
BAHAR ILSEVEN: SCHOOL COUNSELLOR works with students on various issues
such as depressed moods, bullying, anxiety, grief & loss as well as, develoing problem
solving and coping skills. She also refers students and families to outside support
agencies. She is involved in the planning and delivery of prevention and intervention
programs. Students can be referred to her by teachers, parents and Assistant Principals.
Students can also refer themselves to counselling. However, it is important to note that
no one can force a young person to participate in counselling. Bahar also organizes
many lunchtime activities for students to participate in and enjoy.
WENDY WHITE: HEALTH PROMOTIONS NURSE is available for some individual and group counselling around health issues. Her role enables her to organise many health promotion events and programs which young people can participate in.