Student Services

The Student Services team offers a range of services to students at Mount Ridley P – 12 College and operates from our purpose built Wellness Centre called ‘Berkshire’. Our well-structured student wellbeing framework complements student academic success.  Members of the Student Services team can provide one on one individual support; facilitate group work based around social skills; and make referrals to appropriate agencies and external professionals when required.  These agencies include Headspace, Foundation House (refugee and asylum seeker services) and the Royal Children’s Hospital.  The team also works in collaboration with Department of Education and Training support staff and community agencies to identify, design implement and deliver a range of programs to meet the needs of our students.

Our expert team is overseen by an Assistant Principal and Leading Teacher and consists of:

On Site Team

  • Psychologist
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Wellbeing Officers
  • Multi-Cultural Aide
  • PSD/Student Learning Enhancement Coordinator
  • Administration Assistant
  • Doctors in School Program (for secondary school aged students only)
  • Support Nurse for Doctors in School Program
  • Community Hub Leader

External Support

      SSSO Team

  • Psychologist
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Adolescent Health Nurse
  • Koori Education Support Worker (KESO)
  • Visiting Teacher Service
    • (Support for visually and hearing impaired, etc.)

Medicare Funded Services

  • On Psych Psychology Services
  • Healing Minds Psychology Services

Additional Ad Hoc Support

  • Baltara
  • Travancore
  • Royal Children’s Hospital



In our continual efforts to support student wellbeing and enhance the provision of our student services programs, Mount Ridley College has been successful in its application to participate in the State Government’s Doctors in Secondary Schools pilot program (DiSSP). This funded program provides secondary school aged students with the opportunity to visit an adolescent health-trained general Practitioner who is based at the College one day per week.

Students are able to access medical advice and health care from our onsite fit for purpose facility, which forms part of our Student Services and Wellness Hub. The facility incorporates a fully furnished consulting room, office and waiting area, along with specialist IT and communications infrastructure, a kitchenette and toilet amenities – all aimed at providing students with a professionally welcoming and confidential service. An adjoining wellness centre is also being used to run additional student wellbeing programs.

In line with the allocation of government funding across the state, DiSSP will be fully operational at Mount Ridley College from the beginning of the 2018 school year.