Mitcham Girls High School

Student Wellbeing

The school's Student Wellbeing Leaders have a range of responsibilities with a focus on ensuring issues that impact on a student’s wellbeing are addressed.  

Mitcham Girls High School has two Student Wellbeing Leaders who work closely together.  One focuses on VET, Careers and Pathways for students, while the other supports students with Learning Needs.

Both Wellbeing Leaders are available for one-to-one meetings with students, as well as liaising with staff, parents and outside service providers.  These leaders offer advice on curriculum, employment pathways and support in negotiating difficult times at school; they are both members of the Middle and Senior School Teams who work to ensure that students are safe, supported and successful.

Pastoral Care Program

A highly valued component of what Mitcham Girls High School offers its students is the Pastoral Care Program.  Allocated a weekly time, this wellbeing program is designed to address the specific needs of particular year levels.  Managed by the respective Year Level Managers, students undertake activities: role plays, discussion, small group work; engage with guest speakers or participate in other events which allow them to develop the skills, understanding and knowledge that will support their personal growth as they move through the various levels of schooling.

Wellbeing Week

The first Wellbeing Week was held in August 2014.  An SRC initiative, this is a student led week long program which consists of a diversity of activities, which not only educate and celebrate wellbeing; good health, positive state of mind and selflessness, but also brings the school community together.  Staff and students get in involved in healthy competition, participating in lunch time activities designed to foster joy and engagement.

Cybersafety

In an increasingly complex digital world, the school remains conscious of the role it plays, together with family and community, to assist students to safely negotiate online material.   A cybersafety focus is included in the Pastoral Care Program and staff are reminded to consider cybersafety as a part of their educational program.

Latest News

Congratulations Antoinette Jones !!

Winner of the 2018 Public Education Awards - Leadership.

National History Challenge State Winners

Congratulations to Michaela Collins and Sahithya Paramasivam for their successful entries in the National History Challenge.  Michaela is the State winner in the History of Sport category and Sahithya is the State winner in the Year 9 category.

Year 7 Intake

All Year 7 students will transition to high school in 2022. However, some schools will be given permission by the Department for Education to start this process in 2020. Should Mitcham Girls High School be one of these schools the community will be informed through media, advertisements and this news will be placed on our website. Watch this space!

Year 10 Student - Open Girls State Squash Champion

Congratulations to Remashree Muniandy representing Mitcham Girls at the 2018 High School Squash Championships.

Adelaide International Youth Film Festival Certificate of Achievement

Congratulations to Hannah Wilkinson who represented Australia as an ambassador for the Adelaide International Youth Film Festival (AIYFF) at the 2018 Giffoni Film Festival, Italy, in July.

STEM @ MGHS

Work on the new MGHS STEM Centre has commenced.  Once completed students will have access to flexible learning spaces and various technologies which will enable them to explore ideas, test various hypotheses and apply what they learn to real situations.

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