Our Students - Our Mission

Health Promotion Trust

The wellbeing of our students is a critical priority.

The MHS Foundation Health Promotion Trust aims to raise funds so that students at MHS can get the best support possible during their school years and develop the mental resilience and healthy life habits that will stand them in good stead for the future.

Adolescence is a time of discovery and development; physically, cognitively and emotionally. Boys feel a need to fit in and connect with peers, but at the same time they are trying to develop a sense of self and forge their own path. Many of them see academic success as a pathway to a promising future but the pressure to achieve can sometimes result in stress, anxiety and depression.

MHS recognises that some of the boys need extra help, but the Government does not provide funding for most of the student wellbeing programs and services. Locally raised funds enable the School to fund the positions of School Nurse, School Psychologist and Personal Development Co-ordinator.

 

Jenny Mill, Head of MHS Student Wellbeing

I love MHS because this is a community of people, not just a School. Students, family and staff, together with old boys and past parents, work together to support the students in our care. The focus is not purely on the academic outcome, but on assisting the students to explore who they are and who they want to become, in all aspects of life

Our philosophy is more than just marks; it's building skills for life.

Jenny Mill, Head of MHS Student Wellbeing, with AJ Masefau, Personal Development Co-Ordinator, Rugby Coach and staunch Supporter of the White Ribbon Campaign.
  • Donations to the Health Promotion Trust have funded a student health pilot program focusing on life-skills and fitness.

    In addition, the Trust has provided much-needed funding for student support services and professional development aimed at assisting staff to deal with stress-related issues.

  • The work of the Trust is ongoing and we look forward to continued support for this vital area.

    Donations to the Melbourne High School Health Promotion Trust are tax-deductible.

If you wish to support the Campaign directly by making a financial contribution, you can