Wellbeing at our College
Relationships are the heartbeat that thread us together at Portside. God's grace and love for us can be shown through our relationships with those around us.
RESTORATIVE PRACTICES AND KARR
Relationships are the heartbeat that thread us together at Portside. We believe that God created us for relationships, and that His grace and love for us can be shown through our relationships with those around us. We use restorative practice to help us in this. Restorative practices helps to establish a culture that is supportive and respectful, helping students be accountable for their actions. It empowers individuals to repair harm that may have been caused to others or self through their actions. We partner this with our KARR framework.
KARR stands for Kindness, Agency, Respect and Responsiveness. KARR supports our restorative approach in modelling how we can use kindness in our words and actions, how we can have agency over our choices and be responsible for them, how we can show respect even in challenging times, and how we can be responsive by connecting and engaging with those around us in healthy ways. This all happens through zones of regulation. When we are regulated and feeling calm we are able to engage in our learning and with others around us. When we become dysregulated, we are feeling big emotions or withdraw, both of which stop us from engaging in the world around us.
Restorative practices have been highly successful in helping our young people understand natural consequences and the responsibilities of life. We all know that relationships can be hard and that everyone experiences conflict, frustration and disappointment at times. Through Restorative practices and KARR we are able to maintain a safe and supportive environment where healthy relationships can be built and every individual can flourish.
If you are a student needing support or a parent needing support for your child please contact our Student Wellbeing team via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Social and Emotional
Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is explicitly taught throughout our college. Each fortnight, students across the college have a focus of learning and developing a new disposition and skill to help build their SEL.
These learning dispositions are based on the Habits of Mind by Art Costa and Bena Kallick. In addition to exploring this in care group classes, students also engage in SEL lessons with skilled teachers who teach a variety of strategies to support developmental needs, building self-awareness and supporting them in outworking KARR and Restorative practices in their everyday.
Our Wellbeing Centre
Student wellbeing is a central part of our everyday process at the College. At Portside our main aim is to make sure that students are regulated, feel safe and are able to engage with their learning and connecting with others. Our wellbeing center helps us to facilitate, social skill groups including ‘What’s the Buzz?’, SEL learning, restorative conversations, counselling and a safe place for students to regulate.
The wellbeing team partner with the students and teachers in work with the students to learn when they are starting to dysregulate (we call that yellow zone) and give them strategies of how to regulate. When this behaviour gets more intense and they can not regulate on their own we call that the orange zone. This is where they need an adult to step in and help them. We then have the red zone which is dangerous dysregulation, where they are not able to control their actions or reactions at all.
The wellbeing team are able to support students across the college in co-regulation, providing counselling and referrals to outside organisations, and offering strategies to small groups and individuals. We also provide parenting and family support through one-on-one conversations and online webinars, knowing that it is a privilege to walk alongside students and families, to truly help equip students for life.
24 hour Crisis Support
(including immediate risk of harm to yourself or others) Phone: 000 or 112
Lifeline – Suicide and Crisis Support
Phone 131 114 and www.lifeline.org.au
Sexual assault, domestic family violence counselling service
Ph: 1800 737 732
Mental Health Triage Service
(For assistance in a mental health emergency) Ph: 13 14 65
Parenting Support Services
Triple P Parenting
Child and Youth Health – Parent Helpline
Ph: 1300 364 100
Helping parents support teenagers through
everyday issues www.parents.au.reachout.com
Headspace – Port Adelaide
Counselling service for young people aged 2-25.
Services include both individual and family counselling
78-80 St Vincent St, Port Adelaide SA 5015
Ph: (08) 8215 6340
Child and adolescent mental health services
78-80 Dale St, Port Adelaide SA 5015
Ph: (08) 8341 1222
Port Adelaide Police Station (open 24/7)
244 St Vincent St, Port Adelaide SA 5015
Ph: (08) 8207 6444
Available 24 Hours a day 7 days a week
Kids Helpline [ages 5-25]
Ph: 1800 551 800
Suicide Call Back Service [ages 15+]
Ph: 1300 659 467
Ph: 1300 224 636
Ph: 1800 551 800
The Butterfly Foundation
Foundation for eating disorders
Ph: 1800 33 4673
Ph: 1300 364 277
Mindfulness exercises to assist in dealing with the challenges of life
Includes tasks to help manage
the urge to self-harm
The Resilience Project
Practicing gratitude, empathy and mindfulness
Mindfulness and sleep
Helping manage anxiety
For families/friends of people experiencing ill mental health
The Niggle App
Track your wellbeing and get personalised information
Interrupts repetitive thinking by setting aside worries for a more helpful time