Houses

Our model of student pastoral care and wellbeing is centred around a House model which uses RTI (response to intervention).

We provide a wide range of universal, selected and targeted protection and support strategies, working to support the learning and growth of every student at their academic, social and emotional levels, in partnership with their families/caregivers, and our community agencies.

The House Coordinator and Assistant are your first point of call when wishing to discuss issues of student welfare and well-being - their photos and email links are on these pages to assist students and families 24/7.

Our staff establish strong positive relationships with the students and families that belong to their House. A House team member will be at Student Services on your House Line should you ever need assistance.

Messengers is now at Gungahlin!

Gungahlin College is extremely proud and excited to announce the launch of the first Messengers Program in the heart of the town centre, at our college, in 2020.

In a partnership between Messengers ACT, y-engage Gungahlin, the Multicultural Youth Service, Barnardos, the Northside Community Service and Gungahlin College, every Wednesday from week 3 (February 19, 2020)  students aged 12-25 can drop in for free food, sports, art, casual conversations and also advice from youth workers trained in a range of youth issues.

Our network feeder schools have joined the program, meaning our transitions and community partnerships are only strengthening.

If any families or businesses would like to contribute resources to support our new Messengers program, the organising team will talk to the students and invest these in materials to support positive social, emotional, academic and mental health activities for all young people.

See you at Messengers!

Matt, Pete & Priscilla (Gungahlin College), Penny (Messengers), Nunu (MYS), Katie (y-engage), Shaun (Youth & Community Services Coordinator), Karen and the House Teams

House Meeting Schedule & Helpful Resources

Click on the week below for the House Meeting slides!

Q1Q2

Week 1 - Goal Setting  and Getting to Know each other

Week 9 - Party Safe

Week 3 -  Time Management

Week 11 - ANZAC Day and Time Management

Week 5 - Careers and Work Experience (WEX)

Week 13 - Character Strengths

Week 7 - Stress Management and Exam Help

Week 15 - National Reconciliation Week

 

Week 17 - Resilience and Reflection


House Pages

Line 1: Orion

Line 2: Aquila

Line 3: Tucana

Line 4: Hydra

Line 5: Phoenix

Line 6: Draco

Line 7: Scorpius

Line 8: Centaurus


House Points

Enrichment Activities

On weeks when there is no House Meetings (i.e. even weeks) the House Teams and other Gungahlin College staff offer a range of Enrichment activities.

These are designed to support and help you to grow academically, socially and emotionally based on your needs and interests (and these clubs support the important study skills, strategies and college and community connections provided at House Meetings!).

We expect and strongly encourage students to participate as a wide range of research proves that students who do, do better at college and their future studies and careers https://www.fya.org.au/research/

Leadership & Recognition

WIN $4000- $2000

SCHOLARSHIPS & PRIZE MONEY

…JUST FOR BEING ‘YOU’!

(Easy self-nomination or recognise someone)

Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Awards

The Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Awards recognise individuals and groups of young people aged between 12 and 25 years who have made a significant contribution through their personal endeavours, or who have been actively involved in the ACT community in areas such as community work, sport, education, science, culture, the arts or the environment.

The Awards also seek to acknowledge and celebrate significant personal achievements of individual young people, across seven categories:

  • Young Canberra Citizen of the Year Award
  • Young Achiever Award
  • Personal Achievement Award
  • Individual Community Service Award
  • Environment and Sustainability Award
  • Arts and Multimedia Award and
  • Group Achievement Award.

Additional helpful information: https://www.communityservices.act.gov.au/youth/recipients/guidelines-young-canberra-citizen-of-the-year-awards

How to Nominate:

Online via the SmartyGrants site https://dhcs.smartygrants.com.au/YCCY2020

Students can self-nominate to matthew.noonan@ed.act.edu.au or karen.burton@ed.act.edu.au and your college House Team, or can be nominated by a House Team or Director, by Friday February 21, 2020, the college House Teams and Pastoral Care Directors will consider and short-list to verify the enrolment status, and investigate if we can provide supporting staff statements to submit.

Why consider self-nominating (or nominating a family member or friend leading in active citizenship)?

  • Recognition of leadership for you/someone you know
  • The chance for Gungahlin College to support excellent active citizenship, linked to our values and position as a showcase college across the ACT, nation and internationally
  • Prizes of $2000 and $1000 each.

Young Gungahlin College students from all backgrounds and cultures (and their supporters!) should nominate, especially Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTQI+, Cadets, Student Leadership Group members, people living with a disability, and all young people.

Are YOU a young woman Leading

in Volunteering, Building Community Spirit, and/or in Empowering Yourself and Others?

(or do you know someone who is?)

Zonta International and the Zonta Club of Canberra is working together with Gungahlin College to help to recognizes young women, aged 16 – 19 as at 1 April 2020, who demonstrate superior leadership skills and a commitment to public service and civic causes, and encourages them to continue their participation in public and political life.

Students who complete the attached, simple application form, and submit it to matthew.noonan@ed.act.edu.au or karen.burton@ed.act.edu.au and your college House Team, by Friday February 21, 2020, the college House Teams and Pastoral Care Directors will consider and short-list to verify the enrolment status, and investigate if we can provide 2 supporting staff statements, to submit to Zonta.

Why consider self-nominating (or nominating a family member or friend leading in volunteering, building community connections, and/or empowerment of self and others)?

  • Recognition of leadership for you/someone you know
  • The chance for Gungahlin College to support excellent active citizenship
  • Scholarships of US$4,000 each
  • Plus up to 32 district/region scholarships of US$1,500 each awarded
  • The Canberra Club also offers a monetary award.

Young women from all backgrounds and cultures (and their supporters!) should nominate, especially Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTQI+, Cadets, Student Leadership Group members, people living with a disability, and all young women.

Gungahlin College Pastoral Care and Wellbeing Team