At Sydney Technical High School the wellbeing of all students is recognised as an essential part of your sons education.
Our school aims to create an environment where every student feels safe, nurtured and supported. We achieve this through our school community, culture and student wellbeing programs working in partnership with members of our community, alumni, parents and carers.
In our selective environment, there are high expectations of academic performance placed on students across the school community. Led by the Head Teacher, Wellbeing, a team of year advisers, counsellors, learning support staff and transition coordinators assist students to develop resilience, emotional wellbeing and a strong sense of justice. Individual support is offered where required.
Our innovative and custom built wellbeing program maps the needs of our adolescents as they mature and includes a variety of year camps, presentations and support from outside providers. Outside providers, both government and non-government, give our students useful links they can access outside school.
Students welcome motivational guest speakers; Brainstorm theatre productions; High Resolves leadership program; Beyond Blue Roadshow, and participate in the Crossroads and Peer Support, amongst many other activities. Year 12 are mentored by volunteer staff, and Year 10 have an academic adviser program to help them make career choices based on their personal strength and interests.
The School's reporting and management software allows staff to track the wellbeing and engagement of all students via data generated in each of the semester reports. Year Advisers then use this data with each individual student to set SMART goals to help improve their academic performance.
The school is proud to be a White Ribbon school, and campaigns for an end to violence against women, as well as: supporting RUOK? Day, a nationwide event held each September where all Australians are encouraged to start a conversation with a friend and check in on their wellbeing.