Our wellbeing vision is for all students to realise their potential, recognise and manage their emotions and develop their capacity to grow and flourish in our Christ-centred community.

Oran Park Anglican College prioritises a safe and caring environment for both students and staff. Restorative practices teach students to be respectful learners with the ability to build, repair and maintain healthy relationships.

Wellbeing initiatives at the College include:

  • Buddy Program – Junior School
  • Canine Support Program
  • Chapels and assemblies
  • Christian Studies Program
  • Counselling services
  • Enriching Co-curricular activities
  • Parent seminars
  • Pastoral Care Program
  • Peer Support Program
  • Student Representative Council (SRC)
  • Year 12 Mentoring Program

Buddy Program

Our Junior School participates in the Bounce Back Program — a positive educational approach to wellbeing, resilience and social-emotional learning developed by psychologists Helen McGrath and Toni Noble. Year 3 to 6 students are buddied with students in Prep to Year 2, to provide support for them in some classroom activities and in the playground.

Canine Support Program

Cornerstone Companions has introduced Wellbeing Support Canines into our learning community. The program enables students to build resilience and increase their learning capacity and agility through positive and joyful interactions with the dogs.

Pastoral Care

Our Pastoral Care Program focuses on building positive relationships within our community that support our Christian values. Areas include friendship, growth mindset, mindfulness strategies, cyber safety, resilience, managing emotions, goal setting, study skills and career information.

Restorative Practices

OPAC is constantly innovating and evolving with best practice. Our Restorative Practices Framework supports and facilitates healthy relationships in the College community. It is an approach that allows students to learn from their mistakes, reconcile and resolve problems with each other. More information for parents is available here.

As a College, we have a standard of behaviour and believe that all students and staff have the right to be treated fairly, with respect and dignity in an environment free from physical and verbal disruption or discrimination. 

Restorative practices encourages collaboration among teachers, parents and students to build and maintain healthy relationships, addressing harm by repairing and focusing on learning and healing rather than placing attention on punishment.