Engagement & Wellbeing program
At Glenroy College we are committed to supporting the educational and personal developmental needs of all of our students. Our school is a wonderfully rich and vibrant environment, made up of many different students, staff and parents with unique personalities. We strive to meet the range of skills, knowledge, learning styles and needs of all these individual people.
Teaching at Glenroy College is much more than just being an educator. Each day our staff also counsel, mentor, mediate and advise our students. We know young people experience rapid growth during their teen years and we strive to meet their health, social, emotional and developmental needs during their time at Glenroy College.
We help our students gain knowledge and skills to empower their emotional development, nurture their ability to have healthy relationships, build their personal resilience and encourage their pursuit to attain characteristics that let them enjoy their time at school while becoming well-rounded adults.
Students are referred to the Wellbeing team for support and strategies to deal with their specific, individual issues. The team is committed to helping our students be successful, both at the college and in their lives outside our school.
Glenroy College offers advice, assistance and counselling to all students about pathway options. We encourage students to explore their strengths and interests and guide their subject choices accordingly. The Careers centre has a wide range of information for students about tertiary education options at TAFE and university as well as training and employment options.
The school monitors student progress in the year after they leave school to assess how well our pathways program helped guide their post-school stage.
All students at Glenroy College complete a Career Action Plan (CAP).The college uses an online program called My Career Portfolio to:
- help students pinpoint study and career options.
- identify their goals, achievements, strengths, likes and dislikes.
- store files relating to courses and career planning.
Year 11 students undertake the “Real industry job interview program” as part of the school curriculum. This program assists students with work readiness, developing job search skills, resume writing, job applications and interviewing skills. The program is delivered via a series of guided lesson plans and culminates in a face-to-face interview with a local volunteer employer.
Students can make an appointment to discuss their career or further learning pathway with the Careers team.
Useful career websites
Homework Club and Study Hall
Glenroy College runs a Homework Club for junior students and a Study Hall program for senior students twice a week . Every session starts with a snack and students receive study help from teachers and subject experts.
A free healthy breakfast is offered in the canteen every morning before school to Glenroy College students during term time. The menu includes cereal, cheese toasties, fresh fruit, milk and juice.
Instrumental Music Program
Students have the opportunity to learn an instrument at Glenroy College. Dedicated and experienced teachers offer lessons in drums, guitar, percussion, brass, woodwind, piano and voice. Music classes are conducted for students from years 7 to 12. More information is available from the general office.