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.

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).