In Health, Happiness & Solidarity

YOGA Thursdays


Due to popular demand, the Wellbeing Team is excited to announce it will continue to deliver YOGA Thursdays at Lalor Secondary College for the eighth consecutive year. A fully qualified and registered Yoga teacher will continue to teach yoga to students and staff at the College; fostering happiness and healthier minds. Yoga is becoming increasingly popular in our communities, not only for health and fitness, but for sound mind and sense of confidence and wellbeing. Some of the physical benefits of Yoga include: balanced hormones, healthy metabolism, heart health, lower blood pressure, aiding the reduction of headaches and migraines, lower stress and healthy adrenaline levels, joint health, mobility and flexibility.


YOGA Thursdays will be open to ALL students and ALL staff at the College, occurring [most] Thursdays in Term 1, 2 & 3 between 3:15pm – 4pm in the College Drama Centre. Yoga mats are NOT provided by the school due to hygiene practices and individuals are encouraged to bring their own mat/towel and drink bottle to each session. NO payment required! Signed consent by a parent / guardian / carer is essential for students. Consent forms can be obtained from the ‘General office’ or alternatively the ‘Welfare office’.


In Health, Happiness & Solidarity

Wellbeing Team 




The Wellbeing Team at Lalor Secondary College in collaboration with ‘The Smith Family’ and ‘Whittlesea Community Connections’ provide support for students with their homework by delivering the After School Homework Program (ASH). ASH commences in week three (Tuesday 9th February) and will occur [most] Tuesdays between 3pm – 4pm in the [new] College Library over the course of the year. Students have the option of leaving early and are not required to stay the length of the program, however please note, if any student leaves the program early they are not permitted to remain in the school grounds and must either make their way home immediately or be collected by a parent or guardian. Teachers and trained volunteer tutors attend each session to assist students with work; students are encouraged to bring their digital devices for educational purposes. Students also have access to library resources including computer and internet, and wellbeing staff. The whole school educational initiative is open to students in all year levels; however, parent / guardian / carer consent is required. Consent forms are available from the General Office or the Welfare Office. Students who arrive after 3:30pm will NOT be permitted to participate.


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The Wellbeing Team would like to welcome everyone back to school and hope the holiday period was peaceful and relaxing.


The Wellbeing Team at Lalor Secondary College acknowledges the importance of education for young people at its College; however it also recognises the contribution and role happiness and wellbeing plays in achieving key learning outcomes and sustained academic success. The Wellbeing Team is committed to providing a physically and emotionally safe and supportive environment for students, their families and staff who make up the Lalor Secondary College community.


We believe the emotional and physical wellbeing of our students is pivotal to their success at school and in their future lives. Physically and emotionally healthy students are happy, able to deal positively with life’s challenges, experience a sense of connectedness with the school and others, engage productively in learning, and are well placed to develop into well-balanced and successful young adults. It is well documented, if you can get the balance right between academic, social, emotional and spiritual – essentially focusing on the whole child, you increase the prospect of achieving improved outcomes for children in an educational setting.


Students and family members are welcome to contact the Wellbeing Team to discuss specific needs or concerns and complete a referral. Students can self-refer by going to the welfare & careers space and communicate their issues or concerns to a member of the Wellbeing Team and by completing a ‘Student Self-Referral form’.



Type of Inquiry Person  Email & Phone
Daily Pastoral concerns, Student Health & Wellbeing Support


Wellbeing Leader

Laz Zaekis


pH: 9463 7300

Daily Pastoral concerns, Student Health & Wellbeing Support


School Counsellor

Amanda Dipasquantonio


pH: 9463 7300

Daily Pastoral concerns, Student Health & Wellbeing Support


School Psychologist

Anushka Phal


pH: 9463 7300

Careers, Transition & Pathway Information & Support


Careers Guidance Counsellor

Krystal Bussell


pH:  9463 7300

Student Health, Wellbeing enquiries & support &

Student Leadership

Assistant Principal

Tim Cottrell


pH:  9463 7300



In the event your child would like to talk or correspond with someone independent, we have identified a list of youth friendly reputable resources below:

Kids Helpline – https://kidshelpline.com.au/

Headspace – https://headspace.org.au/

Beyond Blue – https://www.beyondblue.org.au/

Smiling Mind – https://www.smilingmind.com.au/


Please feel free to contact us if you have any wellbeing or careers related questions or concerns.


In Health, Happiness & Solidarity,


Laz Zaekis

Student Wellbeing Leader