Caring for Students - Wellbeing

At MHS we offer an extensive range of support for our students and their families.

 

The Wellbeing Centre

Mrs Gambrill (Rel. HT Wellbeing), School Counsellor and Student Support Officer are all located in the Wellbeing Centre (upstairs near the Music Rooms). Students are encouraged to visit during break times to seek support as required. A self-referral locked letterbox is attached to the counsellor’s door to request an appointment if the counsellor is not in the office or is seeing another student.

Year 7 activities equipment can also be collected from here at the beginning of break times. 

 

Breakfast Club

Located at Kitchen 1 outside the year 7 quad, breakfast club operates 5 days a week from 8:00am to 8:45am. Supervised by volenteer teachers breakfast club is operated by students and includes toast with toppings, milo and juice all at no cost to students. It's not only a place to get energised for school but also to socialise with friends.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come along.

Boys' and Girls' Advisors

At Maitland High School we have one male and one female teacher acting as boys and girls advisors.
Girls Advisor -  Mrs Leah Zok (Relieving), HSIE Staffroom 
Boys Advisor - Mr Josh Noble, Computer Staffroom
 

 

Student Year Advisors

Year 7 – Miss Stephanie Primrose, PDHPE Staffroom

Year 8 – Mr Robert Eaton, Computer Staffroom

Year 9 – Mr Dane Hockley, Science Staffroom

Year 10 – Mr Nicholas Bower (Relieving), PDHPE Staffroom

Year 11 – Miss Ashlea Ross, CAPA Staffroom 

Year 12 – Mrs Leanne Cox, CAPA Staffroom

 

Vaccination Program

Students can be vaccinated in line with the NSW Health schedule. 

Our next vaccinations are for Year 7 students and will begin on 13 March 2017. 

Click here for our parent/carer information letter. 

The NSW Goverment has recently made changes to the Vaccination Schedule for school students.
Students in Years 11 & 12 are now being offered vaccinations for Meningococcal disease.
Click here for more information. 

 

 

Anti-Bullying

       Video made by students Layne Baker, Nathan Sargison and Kelsey Winchester 

 

 

What is bullying?

Bullying and harrassment occur when people use and abuse power to trouble, annoy or oppress a person. Students should report bullying to the teacher who is supervising them.  That is, their classroom teacher at the time or the teacher on playground duty.

 

Stopping bullying starts with you!

  • Treat everyone with respect
  • Know that "put-downs" hurt others
  • Help others who are being bullied.

If someone tries to bully you:

  • Ignore them if possible.
  • If you can, look them in the eye, tell them to "stop" and then walk away.
  • Ask for support from an adult.

If you have been bullied:

  • Talk to an adult (parent, teacher) who can help you to stop the bullying.
  • Let your friends know what is happening.
  • Go  to places where you feel safe.
  • Keep on asking for support until the bullying is stopped.

For more information on what Maitland High School does to prevent and respond to bullying, read our Anti-Bullying Procedure

More information on bullying is available on the 'Schools A to Z' web site

 

Other links for Parents and Students on bullying:

 

Bullying No Way

Australian Government website "The Line"

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Australian Government website "The Line" logo

 

Enough Is Enough

 

Reach Out

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Important Links for Parents and Students