Student Wellbeing

The care and nurture of all students is sustained through the strong Christian commitment of all members of staff. Each day students take part in a Devotions time with their teachers both in Primary School and Secondary School.

Students are encouraged to grow in their faith through small prayer groups and Bible studies held at lunchtimes. Opportunities are given for students to be part of the Worship Bands in the College, as well as joining short term mission trips both locally and overseas.

To promote character and responsibility, we insist on consistent discipline with justice and grace. The College provides a secure, encouraging and safe environment for students to grow and develop in an atmosphere with clear boundaries.

The College Counsellors are also able to come alongside any students and families who are going through crises or issues needing consultation. We have three professional Counsellors.

In Years 7 and 8 the students all participate in a specially designed program to foster healthy self image and worth, dealing with the issues of bullying and peer pressure.

A system of leadership development operates throughout each section of the College where leaders are chosen and given responsibilities. The College has Captains and Vice Captains assisted by a group of Prefects in Years 11 and 12.  Developing leadership amongst our students is a vital element in their growth.

School counselling is available for students at home via Microsoft Teams, or students can email counsellors@gpcc.nsw.edu.au to make an appointment.

Therapy Dog Joins Team at Green Point Christian College

In 2019 Green Point Christian College has introduced their very own therapy dog, Bentley. Bentley and his handler, Janelle Stringer, will visit the College once a week and spend time with students and staff in the Counselling area. Bentley has been specially trained as a therapy dog by the Delta Dog Society to be able to interact with children of all ages.

Deputy Principal, Jane McLarty, said student wellbeing is always top priority, with the addition of Bentley hoped to improve upon the Colleges wellbeing offering.

It is hoped that this program will help those students who find it a challenge to conquer their anxiety and the negative issues that sometimes rule their lives.

Through their research, Delta Society have explored the benefits of having a therapy dog and have found that the dogs impact people physically, socially and emotionally. There is an indescribable kinship shared between dogs and children, and interaction with the dogs has been proven to promote greater self-esteem and well-being.

Playing with Bentley for a short time before facing the day at school is hoped to have a calming effect, lift mood and promote laughter and connection, Mrs McLarty said.