Guidance and counselling services focus on assisting students achieve to their potential in the most appropriate educational setting. Guidance Officers identify factors that can be barriers to learning and development, and plan or assist in planning support programs that can help students achieve positive outcomes.
Adolescence can be a turbulent experience for both the individual and family. Below are some links to assist individuals or families with information or support contacts. Please note that if you have ongoing concerns please make contact with your local doctor, they are a great professional source of information and support. Appointment can also be made with the school Guidance Officer.
Guidance Officers may work directly with the student or with the student's teachers, support personnel, family, other specialists, or professionals from other agencies, depending on the issues to be resolved. A range of issues may be supported by Guidance Officers including personal and social development, diverse learning styles and needs, and educational and career pathways.
Guidance Officers can help with personal concerns such as bullying, anxiety, depression, family and peer relationships, self-esteem, stress, transition to new school, family concerns, anger, accommodation, conflict, coping strategies, grief and loss. They can also assist in exploring career options, alternate career pathways and provide current course and career information, to prepare students for post-school career management. There are many issues you may wish to seek assistance with; if you’re not sure if the Guidance Officer can help, please enquire.
Appointments can be made via the Student Services Counter, or students are welcome to drop by the Guidance Office (Administration Office) during break times (during class time by appointment only). Parents can contact the Guidance Officer via phone, (07) 54606111, or are welcome to book an appointment.