At William Ruthven Secondary College, we use positive psychology to help students develop positive behaviours and manage the challenges of school and life. Our wellbeing leaders ensure students are well supported.
WRSC’s two wellbeing leaders are Deanna De Luca and Hailey May.
Deanna completed a Master of Social Work degree at Melbourne University in 2015. Deanna worked as a youth support worker in community mental health in a residential setting where she supported young people from a range of different backgrounds.
Over the years she gained an interest in supporting young people and has always wanted to work within the community she grew up in, Reservoir, which led her to working at William Ruthven Secondary College.
Hailey is a registered nurse, and has a diploma in education.
She worked at the Royal Children’s Hospital for five years until she took an interest in adolescent health.
She now works at WRSC every Thursday and Friday.
Both wellbeing leaders are available for whatever our students need – someone to talk to about issues at school or at home, financial support to access uniform and school supplies, or just as a means to have some time out.
Hailey and Deanna work hard to make school a positive place for everyone by creating fun celebration days and running new and exciting programs and groups that teach our students skills that will prepare them for a positive future.
DEANNA DE LUCA