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Dear Fairhills Community, I have to say goodbye to you with mixed excitement and sadness. It has been a pleasure and privilege to have been part of the Fairhills community over the last nine years. It has been an honour and pleasure to have worked with you all. I will miss being here and look forward to working with a new school.

I want to thank all the staff and volunteers for their help and support over the years. I also want to thank Peta Cartwright (our Mental Health Practitioner) and Gail Ackroyd (our Chaplain) for their dedication, passion, and unrelenting support. I have been very blessed to have worked with you.

The wellbeing team will continue with their amazing work in 2023 under a new Student Wellbeing Coordinator. Wishing you all a safe and relaxing break.

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”— Winnie The Pooh


Amal Saleh-Zada| Student Wellbeing Coordinator

Families in need: Food options

Each fortnight on a Tuesday from 3.10-3.30 we have available food support for families who may be in need, for whatever reason. We have a selection of frozen meals and pantry items that families can collect from the former school canteen area without question or judgement. We know that access to food can be a real challenge for some families and we feel strongly about supporting the basic needs of our students and families. Watch out for compass posts each fortnight.

Families in need: External Food Options

Accessing support through Wellbeing: Students

The Wellbeing Team can assist students in accessing the support they need to navigate challenges that may impact their ability to engage in learning or general feelings of wellbeing. For example, the Wellbeing Team can engage the student or family in an initial assessment of need, short term counselling or skills development or referrals to external support agencies. Students may also be encouraged to access self-help strategies or resources. We will explore the best options for each student.

We encourage students and/or parents to contact the year level leaders for wellbeing referrals. You can also make an appointment with someone from the Wellbeing Team by attending the Wellbeing Centre or contacting us via email at wellbeing@fairhillshs.vic.edu.au

Teachers who have concerns about a student may also refer them to the Wellbeing Team through their Year Level Leader.

If you or anyone you know needs immediate support, please get in touch with kidshelpline or lifeline on the numbers at the bottom of this page

Support for Families

From time to time most families will need a little extra support to manage the normal challenges of life as well as the more difficult situations that arise. If you are experiencing hardship, stress or circumstances that are impacting on the well being of your family life or your ability to cope, the Wellbeing Team can help to connect you with community services that can provide support. Please contact the Wellbeing Team via the school phone number or via email at wellbeing@fairhillshs.vic.edu.au



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