Refurbishments have begun at McClelland College’s wellbeing centre in Frankston to support at risk and disengaged students as part of a partnership with South East Water.
“Students who access the wellbeing centre and counselling services consistently present with challenging or adverse life experiences – the tools and support provided by the wellbeing team help them to participate and achieve,” McClelland College wellbeing coordinator Sarah Williams said.
Of the 911 students enrolled at the school, more than 150 are consistently engaged in the wellbeing support and re-engagement programs. Ms Williams said it was important these students had access to a wellbeing area which could provide support in an environment that is warm, inviting and safe.
Frankston Labor MP Paul Edbrooke visited the school to see the renovations being done.
“McClelland College provides invaluable wellbeing and support services to its students to ensure every child can reach their full potential and is given the best chance for a successful future,” he said.
“The school’s new partnership with South East Water is a fantastic example of how organisations can support our community and its future – it’s making a real difference.”
South East Water’s qualified building team offered their time during school holidays to construct a kitchen area with breakfast facilities enabling the program to better provide the most important meal of the day to those who are missing out.
Amendments to walls, doors and floor plan will take place in coming months to assist the program to deliver better services to more students with furniture and appliances to be provided by South East Water as the business moves into its new office in Frankston.
South East Water will make the move to its new head office in Frankston in coming months.