Student Wellbeing

Student Voice

The Avila College Pastoral Care Hub regularly releases useful information, resources and links to support students, parents and families. Students are also invited to share their experiences, suggestions and advice through the Pastoral Care video series. 

Click on the videos below to hear from our students on a range of topics.

Avila College Respectful Relationships Family Survey

At Avila College we want our students to feel safe, supported and respected at school. We aim to establish an environment in which all students are treated equally, welcoming of difference and diversity and based on inclusivity.

Avila is a Partner School in the Department of Education and Training’s ‘Respectful Relationships’ initiative and is working closely with Lead School, Salesian College. Partner schools are mentored and supported by Leading schools to implement a whole-school approach to Respectful Relationships. 

"Respectful Relationships is about embedding a culture of respect and equality across our entire community, from our classrooms to staffrooms, sporting fields, and social events. This approach leads to positive impacts on students’ academic outcomes, their mental health, classroom behaviour, and relationships between teachers and students."

As a College we look at ways to improve our learning and teaching environment and the level of respect, support and safety afforded to all members of our community.  To help us continue to improve we strongly encourage families to have a voice and complete the survey.

Survey Definitions 

To assist you in completing this survey please consider the following definitions:

Respectful Relationships: Promoting relationships among all members of the community that are safe, respectful and equal.

Gender Stereotypes: Simplistic assumptions about the gender differences, attributes and roles of women and men.

Gender Equity: The fairness and justice in the distribution of rights, responsibilities and resources between women and men according to their respective needs.  

Gender Equality: The equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities of women and men. Equality does not mean that women and men will become the same but that their rights, responsibilities and opportunities will not depend on their gender.

Write a Book in a Day Competition

Music file from the 2018 Avila College students submission to the Write a Book in a Day Competition.

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Students Create the Future Commitee: Child Safety Code of Conduct

Episode 7: What do you love about yourself?

In celebration of body positivity, the Students Create the Future launched Self Love week at Avila and asked students to share what they loved about themselves. 

Episode 6: Our Wellbeing Walls

Year 8 and Year 9 students explain the reasoning behind the wellbeing walls and how they can make a difference in daily school life.

Episode 5: Students Create the Future | Love Yourself

Members of the Students Create the Future Committee discuss some of their events and plans.

Episode 5: House Days

This year the Avila College House Captains reintroduced House Days into the school calendar.

In this short video, some members from the ‘Students Create the Future’ committee ask the year 12 House Captains what they have done to reignite ‘house spirit’, and raise connectedness and positive identity in the College?

Episode 4: Positive Identity

Positive identity reflects a young person’s emerging identity, and includes self-esteem, optimism, and a growing sense of purpose in life.

The student focus group recently worked with Jessica Sanders, who is on placement at Avila from RMIT and is passionate about building resilience and positive identity in young people.  In this video the focus group discuss ‘The Body Positive Movement’ whose goal is to shift the perception of one’s own body from being self-critical to self-accepting.

Episode Three: Friendships

Episode Two: Student Safety

Avila College students discuss safety at school and beyond the school gate.

Episode One: Social Media

Avila College School Captain Sinead Coulter discusses social media platforms and how online networking can be used effectively, and safely together with Olivia (Y11), Alex (Y11) and Emily (Y8).