Mentoring Program @ Goldsworthy

Our Philosophy

Mentoring is a program which links staff and students in a way which provides a real sense of belonging. A mentor teacher will assist their students in transition, work and study habits, life skills, counseling, student wellbeing, student support, monitoring attendance, reporting and participation in college life.  

Research:

Research confirms that mentoring works. Youth who participate in mentoring relationships experience a number of positive benefits.  

  1. Students who meet regularly with their mentors are 52% less likely than their peers to skip a day of school and 37% less likely to skip a class
  2. About 40% of a teenager's waking hours are spent without companionship or supervision
  3. Mentored youth have better attendance; a better chance of going on to higher education; and better attitudes toward school.
  4. Mentoring appears to help prevent substance abuse and reduce some negative youth behaviours.
  5. Promotes positive social attitudes and relationships. (Mentor, National Mentor Partnership: http://www.mentoring.org/about_mentor/value_of_mentoring)  

Program Aims:

The aims and objectives of the Mentor Program include:  

  1. To value each student as an individual and support them to reach their personal and academic potential. 
  2. To provide clear and effective communication with all students and their parents/guardians. To effectively achieve the transition of all students into the college, to the next year level and to post destinations. 
  3. To effectively monitor the attendance of all students 
  4. To effectively monitor the academic progress of all students and promote the ideal of all students achieving their personal best. 
  5. To act as a mentor for students: As a significant adult that students can relate to and with whom they develop deep relationships. 
  6. To establish clear academic goals and provide strong academic support using either individual learning plan, an individual educational plan, a managed individual pathways plan, or a specific PSD plan. 
  7. To help establish a sense of connectedness and safe environment