Student wellbeing


A Chaplain is employed by the College to assist with student wellbeing and to support students who need it.

Learning support

At Araluen we believe that, wherever possible, inclusion is more beneficial than withdrawing students from the classroom. Students with learning needs will be catered for with one-on-one help and small group work. Students who have learning needs that can’t be met in the classroom will be offered learning support assistance outside the classroom.

Sensory room

We have a sensory room set up, within the College, that has multiple pieces of equipment for individual students who need help with sensory integration. Benefits students gain from time in the sensory room include:    

  • a sense of calm
  • improved concentration and attention 
  • emotional regulation
  • improved body awareness, which can lead to improvements in gross and fine motor tasks
  • improved learning
  • improved social engagement with peers

Social and emotional learning program – You Can Do It education

Across the College each week students take part in a ‘You Can Do It’ lesson within their classroom. There are four main topics covered throughout the year: achievement, relationships, wellbeing and social and emotional blockers. These topics are built upon each year as students progress through the College. Learn more


The College pays a yearly subscription for the services of Holyoake. Parents who feel their child needs counselling can access this service at no cost. 

Contact Holyoake:

phone: 8952 5899 


Through the partnership we have with Holyoake Counselling Services, the College also provides sand play therapy sessions for students aged 5-12 years. Contact the College office for more information on how to access these sessions.