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WISA COVID-19 Update
At WISA our Board and management have discussed and are now acting on the advice of the Federal Department of Health to do whatever is necessary to minimise the spread of COVID-19, more commonly known as Corona Virus.
We remain open for business in the online environment providing training and webinar mini conferences. We have taken this action to proactively protect our staff and everyone we work with.
Our action response measures include:
• Conducting all meetings via phone and electronic media
• Providing our Training and Conferences utilising videoconferencing and webinars.
• Directing staff regarding safe practices
• All of our staff working from home
The best public health advice tells us COVID-19 will be with us during the coming winter months. We will review and update our practices on a regular basis. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to working with you in the online environment over the next few months.
Jac Van Velsen CEO & Assoc. Prof Bret Hart Chair
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Child Safe Standards
WISA is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people and to keep children safe; protect their rights; prevent, identify, and report child harm or abuse; and we promote:
• The cultural safety of Aboriginal children
• The cultural safety of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds
• The safety of children with disability, together with all children.
WISA respects and upholds the National Principles for Child Safe Organisations.
Short webinars and workshops to support your school community recovery and resilience in response to COVID and Natural disasters.
WISA are offering webinars and workshops for Staff Wellbeing, Supporting Vulnerable Students and Families, School Principal Wellbeing and Parent/Carer. Individual webinars or workshops can be run as a standalone or as a series of sessions. The sessions can be tailored to your schools needs, we can also offer district sessions for groups of schools.
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Training and Resources
“In the past I have been delighted to accept an invitation to attend WISA’s Conferences held in Sydney. I did so because I was aware of a significant number of NSW Secondary Schools who have been involved in WISA programs and used their resources. I was very impressed with the content covered over the day and the professionalism of the organisation. WISA promotes the importance of addressing well-being across all schools as core business. Its puts students at the centre of their thinking. The very experienced WISA staff know intimately that both academic and social development does not happen without a school developing a safe, supportive and respectful learning environment. In order to do that they know that it is essential to bring staff on the journey and to provide them with the skills and resources to make a difference in the lives of our students.
Their training and expertise covers all the essential elements in adopting a whole school approach to well-being.
Most schools are aware that well-being is integral to our learning, and foundational if we want our students to flourish. It is a shared responsibility for all teachers to address well-being. WISA has committed to working with schools to inform and support schools about the key areas that need to be implemented if we want well-being integrated into school planning and processes. I am happy to recommend them to any school looking to develop strong programs in this area.”
President – NSW Secondary Principals’ Council
“WISA has been a significant agency in the provision of quality, targeted and affordable professional development to support schools in developing positive mental health and wellbeing of students. Most recently our school has benefited from Bullying Intervention workshops delivered by WISA as we seek to ensure that our programs and procedures around this important area are up to date and effective.
A very important element of many of WISA’s programs is that they often make their sessions available in regional and rural areas (as was the case for this workshop) rather than just centring their work in the major urban areas. This is very significant, given the limited resourcing and opportunities for regional schools to get quality training and support.
WISA is one of the few organisations that are prepared to do this, and as such, are deserving of any additional support to enable them to continue to provide this invaluable service to rural and regional schools.”
Principal Assistant / Student Wellbeing Officer
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WISA can help tailor training or support to suit your local school or network of schools so please speak to us.