At Charles La Trobe College we have a long standing commitment to providing a safe and orderly school environment for our young people to strive, to seek and to excel.

Our values “Respect”, “Excellence”, “Acceptance,” and “Leadership”, support Charles La Trobe College’s work in curriculum, wellbeing and engagement.

Child Safety Standards

In compliance with Ministerial Order No. 870 regarding Child Safety Standards in Victorian Schools, Charles La Trobe P-12 College has made a full ‘Commitment to Child Safety’.

Berry Street Education Model (BSEM)

CLTC has a whole school approach to wellbeing using the Berry Street Education Model (BSEM). The BSEM approach is based on a Trauma-Informed Positive Education Program that links trauma-informed classrooms with proven positive psychology interventions.

Wellbeing Team

  • Irene Ognenovski
    Wellbeing &Engagement Leading Teacher (Primary)
  • Kathryn Wakeling
    Student Counsellor (Primary)
  • Jeff Lampard
    College Chaplain (Primary & Secondary)
  • Sahra Abdinassir
    Multi-cultural Aide (Primary & Secondary)
  • Catherine Petersen
    DET Educational Psychologist
  • Patricia Reivers
    Secondary Assistant Principal
  • Rachel Morgan
    Learning Support Teacher (Secondary)
  • Adrienne Harris
    Student Welfare (Secondary)
  • Lorna Wright
    Student Welfare Teacher (Secondary)

External Agencies


Are you in danger?

If you, or someone you are with, is in immediate danger Call 000

Helpful Information & Support Services

Child Safe Standards
Body Image & Eating
Drugs & Alcohol
  • Alateen
    Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.
    Ph: 1300 252 666
  • YoDAA
    Victoria’s Youth Drug and Alcohol Advice service. Info and support for a young person, or someone concerned about a young person using drugs and alcohol
    Ph: 1800 458 685, 9am – 8pm weekdays
  • YSAS – Youth Support & Advocacy Service
Suicide Prevention & Support
Parents & Carers
Information Sheets