Wellbeing Team

Redlands College places a high priority on Student Wellbeing, with staff providing an environment of care and support for our students.  As a Christian school, everything we do is faith based as we aim to assist our families by providing spiritual, social, emotional and physical wellbeing.

The College has established a team of staff who connect with and mentor students across each year level.  Deans of Year and Directors across Junior, Middle and Senior Schools work closely with students to provide a nurturing and compassionate place for students to be themselves, whilst learning and growing.

A variety of formal and informal programs have been established to meet the needs of each individual child to intentionally help them realise their strengths and apply God's word to their daily life.  Students meet daily in groups, either within year levels or in a small pastoral care group which fosters bonds across multiple year levels.  Two Counsellors are available for confidential support and guidance for students, whilst our Christian Formation Coordinator and Chaplains oversee programs and groups throughout the school that promote Christian Living. 

Additional teams working together as part of Student Wellbeing include Learning Enrichment, Career Pathways, Behaviour Management and Sick Bay.  The Wellbeing Team meet weekly to continually ensure we are providing the best possible care an support to each student.

Wellbeing Staff

Director of Student WellbeingJoel Erkkila
Wellbeing AssistantJo Woodward
Christian Formation CoordinatorMike Shepherd
ChaplainKathryn Kerridge (Junior School), Nathan Wilson (Middle/Senior School)
RTC CoordinatorSteve Lowther
Enrichment CoordinatorElyse Clarke
Enrichment TeachersJolene Thomas, Annette Litzow
Enrichment Teacher AidesKathy Toohey, Ann Luck, Lidiya McCartin, Judy Johnston, Bernice Hills, Jan Hughes
Pathways AdvisorMargaret Smith
CounsellorsRachel Rubio, Clare Carmona
Sick BayRos Iselin, Caroline Dobson, Trudi Erkkila
Student ReceptionRuth Camejo, Daphne Stringfellow, Caroline Hinson

Mike Shepherd

Jun 13, 2018, 10:20 AM
Position : Christian Formation Coordinator
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I have had the opportunity to serve students and their families in the USA and Australia as a chaplain, mentor, teacher, and youth pastor.  Over the last 20-plus years of working with students, I have found that one of the most difficult hurdles to overcome is that of allowing God to work in their lives without restriction. Throughout this time, five concepts have become apparent which I believe to be critical to a student's spiritual development. They are FEAR, FUN, FAITH, FINISH, and FRIENDS. 

Mike Shepherd

Jun 13, 2018, 10:20 AM
Position : Christian Formation Coordinator
Sort : 33

I have had the opportunity to serve students and their families in the USA and Australia as a chaplain, mentor, teacher, and youth pastor.  Over the last 20-plus years of working with students, I have found that one of the most difficult hurdles to overcome is that of allowing God to work in their lives without restriction. Throughout this time, five concepts have become apparent which I believe to be critical to a student's spiritual development. They are FEAR, FUN, FAITH, FINISH, and FRIENDS.