Sarah Ross-Woolhouse

Pastoral Care Worker

At Flagstaff Hill R-7 School, students and parents have access to our on-site Pastoral Care Worker, Sarah Ross-Woolhouse.

As a PCW Sarah works across the school from Reception to Year 7. Her calming nature, empathy and thoughtfulness provide a strong sense of wellbeing to everyone she works with.

Sarah’s roles within the school are varied. She can often be seen working with students, families or staff in a variety of programs including:

  • Social skills program “what’s the buzz”.
  • Addressing changes to family life “seasons for growth”
  • Dealing with emotional upheavals
  • Working with students with alternative family lifestyles
  • Supporting families as a link between government agencies and the family
  • Supporting students, families and staff over the loss of a loved one

Sarah is trained and equipped to provide the school with a unique dimension of social, emotional and inclusive support in line with the DECD wellbeing framework. 

Parents can telephone the school to make an appointment, contact Sarah via email at sarah.rosswoolhouse630@schools.sa.edu.au or use the post box in the Front Office.


Wellbeing

This year Jane Waltham, our Acting Principal will be overseeing Wellbeing across the whole school. The aim of this role is to ensure the wellbeing and therefore positive engagement in learning of all of the students at Flagstaff Hill R-7 School. 

In addition to working closely with Sarah, our PCW, we aim to support students by teaching:

  • Growth mindset
  • Mindfulness
  • Interoception skills which focus on emotions and self-awareness

We have a Crash and Quiet Room which is available during lesson times for those students who need a break, and also during lunch times for students who need a break from the yard activities on offer.

The school Wellbeing Committee meets 3 times a term to discuss any concerns about a student’s wellbeing or attendance. A plan is implemented to support identified students and families better access the learning opportunities on offer.

Page last edited: February 7, 2018