Our Student Services team provides support for the social, emotional and educational wellbeing of the students. The ultimate goal of the Student Services team is to help students reach their full potential.
The team consists of a Deputy Principal, Program Coordinator, Year Coordinators, Chaplains, Nurses, First Aid Officer and a Students at Educational Risk (SAER) Coordinator and Psychologist. The team is supported by School Officers.
Amanda Bentley – Office Manager
Phone: 9334 7271
Year Coordinators are appointed to a Year 7 group and, where possible, remain with the same group from Year 7 to 12. In this way, a close relationship is established between the students, parents and the coordinator.
The Year Coordinator;
Jayson Bignoux – Year 7
Phone: 9334 7260
Colleen Hayes – Year 8
Phone: 9334 7255
Sandra Frew – Year 9
Phone: 9334 7254
Judy Gauci – Year 10
Phone: 9334 7258
Michael Ialacci – Year 11
Phone: 9334 7259
Kimberley Atkinson – Year 12
Phone: 9334 7231
The Chaplains are members of the Student Service Team and provide pastoral support for students, staff and parents experiencing difficulty or in need of a listening ear.
The Chaplains are located in B Block.
The Chaplains coordinate and/or facilitate a range of support groups for students:
Our Chaplains work closely with the Community Health Nurses promoting the following positive messages and events through the year:
The Chaplains may be invited into classes and attend excursions by invitation of the class teacher.
Louise Parish – Monday, Thursday & Friday
Phone: 9334 7242
John Ryder – Tuesday & Thursday
Phone: 9334 7242
The team works closely with the Student Services Deputy and Year Coordinators on all matters to do with student behaviour and social and emotional development and provides support for students, staff and parents in relation to the education of all students.
Deputy Principal Student Services
Phone: 9334 7243
Program Coordinator Student Services
Lana Warner-Gillon – Years 10 – 12
Andrea Wheeler – Year 7 – 9
Older volunteer students help Year 7 and 8 students in adapting to life at high school supporting them with issues they may experience. Big brothers and sisters are mentored by our chaplains and other trained staff, and Year Coordinators link participants.
MESH (Mentoring and work shadowing)
Volunteer teachers partner with students and meet together on a regular basis to give extra emotional, social and academic support. Student Services personnel and volunteers meet on a regular basis to monitor and plan for student well-being.
Events to support student mental health and well-being are organised by our staff and student committee throughout the year and include R U Ok Day and Harmony Day activities. Student committee representatives are chosen to further develop their leadership qualities.
The Health Centre is staffed by a Community Health Nurse and a qualified first aid assistant.
The Community Health Nurses works closely with the staff in the school to:
Primary health care and health promotion are the basis of community health nursing. The core concepts include
School facilities allow for the provision of basic first aid only. They are not designed to for sick or injured students to remain at school. Parents/guardians will be notified when students are unable to continue class participation and they will be responsible for transport to home or hospital for care. Ambulance costs are directed to the parents/guardians.
Students are encouraged to limit visits to the nurse to scheduled breaks or before or after school. Their teacher’s permission is required to attend during class times. Appointments are required for non-urgent consultation.
Health Centre Staff – First Aid: 9334 7230
Inda Tedja 10am – 2pm
Community Health Nurses: 9334 7278
The School Psychologist assists in improving educational outcomes for our students by providing specialist support in the areas of counselling, learning and behaviour management.
Students wishing to seek support in problem-solving issues may access the School Psychologist directly by making an appointment. Teachers or parents with school-related concerns regarding a student please contact Student Services to discuss referral to the service and/or participate in a collaborative planning meeting to address any concerns.
All contacts with the School Psychologist are treated confidentially unless the person agrees to involve others, or a life-threatening or child protection situation is disclosed.
Our School Psychologists are Ariana Balalas, Sarah Boyd, Linda Kwok and Emily Warrener.