For most children, moving from pre-school through to the senior years is a normal rite of passage. However, for the students who arrive at SASY, school has typically been a negative experience along a road marked by mental health, trauma and disruption.
The Australian education system provides an excellent option for most students; however, young people who have experienced trauma through neglect, abuse and family violence can encounter a real struggle to fit within the mainstream school system.
That's where we come in!
Wellbeing and learning are integrated throughout all schooling. Programs are personalised, individualised and differentiated to encourage, support and maximise student development in emotional regulation, self awareness and readiness to learn. Outside of the classroom, student health and wellbeing needs can be supported by our Wellbeing Team.
Some examples of wellbeing needs that can be supported at SASY include homelessness and connecting students with housing services, AOD programs, case management, home visits and Outreach Services, case management, assisting with Centrelink and NDIS claims, work experience connections and transport.