Learning in Residence is a welcoming, safe and nurturing environment, providing boarders with a home away from home.
Our Learning in Residence program focusses on each student’s emotional, social, physical, psychological and cultural needs. Our holistic model of care is delivered by dedicated team of mentors, academic supervisors and teachers, registered nurses, medical practitioners, counsellors, psychologists and allied health service professionals.
Staff in residence
Wesley provides an exceptional level of care for each and every boarder. Each residence has a dedicated full-time mentor, providing a safe and secure environment, and 24/7 supervision.
All students are assigned a mentor who provides individual guidance and support to help boarders thrive in their environment. Mentors assist with social, academic and personal development, and regularly collaborate with teachers to support students across all dimensions of school life.
Living and celebrating together
Our welcoming and supportive boarding community live, learn and celebrate special occasions together, including birthdays and cultural holidays. We encourage students to balance their studies, social-life and wellbeing, with mentors promoting strategies such as mindfulness exercises, yoga, and technology regulation.
Safety and security
Your child’s safety is our highest priority. Each student is issued with a personalised electronic swipe card, allowing access to their own residence, as well as common areas.
Security personnel are onsite 24/7, supported by video surveillance of the grounds. Campus buildings and gates are locked every night, and all doors and windows are alarmed.
All students require an approved host leave form to leave the school premises. Parents and guardians are required to provide a list of approved people their child may visit on day leave or stay with overnight.
Our onsite residential mentors understand each student’s health history. Residential mentors are trained in first aid, CPR, anaphylaxis and asthma.
Our Learning in Residence Health Centre is staffed by a registered on duty nurse seven days per week and there are registered nurses on call 24/7. College counsellors are also available Monday to Friday to help support student’s mental wellbeing.
Food and nutrition
We recognise that our boarders are growing teenagers, and collaborate with students to design a menu filled fresh, tasty and nutritionally balanced meals. Our onsite catering team serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, morning and afternoon tea, and supper each day.
The diversity of the food available reflects the diversity of our students. We host an international themed dinner each week and congee is served three times a week for breakfast.
Students may also store their own food in their residences’ kitchenette, which includes a fridge, toaster and kettle.
For the safety of all our boarding students, nuts (and foods that contain traces of nuts) are not permitted in Learning in Residence facilities or the broader Glen Waverley Campus.