Welcome from the Counselling Team

Updated January 2019

Health and Wellbeing are at the very core of our quality of life, and so much affects our health: Lifestyle choices, the education, our community, even our environment. If we are ever truly going to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities, we need to start approaching these issues from a collaborative, interdisciplinary perspective. That is the mission of Al Siraat College for Counselling – a center that focuses on building creative campus and community alliances around counselling, health and wellbeing services.

This is what makes our College such a valuable resource for parents who are looking for an Australian School in the Islamic tradition in Victoria. The unique power of Al Siraat lies in serving as a focus for creative connections with communities in response to their expressed needs.

Counselling Vision

Holistic learning for students, active participation of parent community and professional growth of staff members.

Counselling Mission

To achieve excellence in teaching and learning and produce graduates of practical value to the community by encouraging and supporting the full and continuing academic, emotional and personal development of students.

Student life can at times be tough especially if you have been emotionally unwell, had personal or family problems. Sometimes personal issues can get make it difficult for you to study or get on with life.

Having someone to listen can help lighten the load or ease the situation. The Counselling Team can support and work with you to sort out these problem. We are always there to help out with any issues you may be having with friends, family or teachers/subjects or other issues, which could include:

  • Relationships
  • Self esteem
  • Loss and grief
  • Adolescent health concerns
  • Bullying
  • Personal Hygiene
  • Dealing with adolescent issues
  • Motivation and learning support
  • Substance abuse
  • Managing stress and anxiety

We can also put you in touch with community organisations specific to your needs as required. All services provided by our Counselling are voluntary, which means that students can choose whether they wish to attend a service and also have the choice to withdraw from a service.

Students can access counselling support by attending the Counselling House Centre themselves, or can be referred by school staff, parents or other avenues.

It is our hope that our collaborative efforts will strengthen individuals by promoting improved quality of education by adding well being component as a major part in it, which in turn benefits whole communities.