The school Guidance Officer is available to provide counselling on personal and academic issues and to support students and their families with careers and study information. The Guidance Officer is also available to talk with students and parents on any matters concerning the welfare of students. Students can self-refer, or may be referred by parents/carers. Confidentiality is assured for all issues where personal safety, or the safety of others is not at risk.
The Guidance Officer works in a team with other members of students support services. As well, the Guidance Officer works closely with administration and staff to cater for the welfare needs of students.
Guidance Officers are experienced, registered teachers who have completed postgraduate qualifications in guidance and counselling. They also have student in other areas such as psychology, grief counselling, mental health and career guidance.
Types of services available
Career guidance and counselling
- Career decision-making
- Subject selection changes
- Career and course information
- Career and academic goal review
- Transition support to apply for post-school options e.g. TAFE or University.
- Special consideration for educational disadvantage
- Assessments to identify special needs
- Study skills and goal setting
- Links with university programs e.g. experience days, early start to university
- Scholarship applications.
Mental health issues
Grief and loss counselling
Personal problem solving
Communication skills development
Referral to other services for specific issues.