Michelle BrownSchool Counsellor, St Mary's College
Presenting at the Adelaide MHIS Conference
Presentation: SWAG @ St Mary’s College: Student Voice to enhance social and emotional connection
It is important for schools to engage students as key stakeholders, where they are asked for feedback to improve the services they receive. As noted in the Commissioner for Children and Young People report ‘ Supporting Student Voice, Agency & Wellbeing in Schools’ students say it is important for teachers and schools to ask for feedback from students, and when they do, to listen to what students say and act upon it. This presentation provides an example of a school’s experience in using student voice to ask for feedback, listen and act upon in relation to what students are saying about wellbeing.
With qualifications in Social Work, Social Sciences, Family Mediation and Gender Studies, Michelle has had a 20 year plus career in the Human Services predominantly working with children, young people and their families in education and community settings. Michelle has taught at South Australian universities since 2013 in Social work and Human Services undergraduate and post- graduate Programs and Courses, however describes herself as a practitioner. Michelle continues to work 3 days a week with vulnerable children, young people and their families, while also being passionate about teaching future Human Services workers and Social Workers.