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Wellbeing Structure

The Wellbeing Team is made up of:

  • Year Advisers
  • Head Teacher Wellbeing
  • School Counsellor

Year Advisers

The Year Adviser is a subject-based teacher who also has the special care of a particular year group. The Year Adviser usually takes the group from Year 7 through to Year 12 and over that period of time is able to get to know students as individuals and assist them as they mature and move through their school lives.  The Year Adviser should be the first point of contact for both students and parents regarding any concerns they may have about school or if they have any information, even of a sensitive nature, which would help the school better support our students. The Year Adviser is part of the school Wellbeing Team and liaises closely with the HT Wellbeing and the School Counsellor.

Head Teacher Wellbeing

The Head Teacher Wellbeing is a member of the school executive and is responsible, along with all members of staff for ensuring that student wellbeing is a high priority.  The Head Teacher Wellbeing is also available to talk to students regarding any personal or school-based issues and will often work with the student individually or involve the Year Adviser, the Deputy Principal, other agencies, parents and the School Counsellor, where appropriate, to resolve issues. The Head Teacher Wellbeing is also responsible for supporting the Year Advisors through regular meetings and in coordinating a range of preventative wellbeing programs for all students.

The Head Teacher Wellbeing also coordinates the school Learning Support Team responsible for monitoring the progress of students receiving special funding through the Department of Education (DoE). Other students requiring special care and support may also be supported by this team comprising of the relevant Year Adviser, parents, the School Counsellor, Itinerant Support staff where applicable, and DoE personnel. 

School Counsellor

The School Counsellor is available to assist all students and parents.

Wellbeing Staff

Deputy Principals - Ms A Wallwork Years 8, 10 and 12; Ms V Gilmore Years 7, 9 and 11

Head Teacher Student Wellbeing - Ms M Hoogerwerf  (PD/H/PE)

School Counsellors - Ms J Cheok, Ms M Kostrin, Dr D Turner

Year Advisors - 2024

Year 7 Student Advisor - Ms E Redpath (English)

Year 8 Student Advisors - Ms Toang and Ms S Davenport (PDHPE)

Year 9 Student Advisors - Ms M Kostopoulos (English) and Mrs T Sheppard (PDHPE)

Year 10 Student Advisor - Ms I Farnon (CAPA)

Year 11 Student Advisors - Ms M Carroll (English) and Ms M Tuttey (HSIE)

Year 12 Student Advisor - Mr R Truong (HSIE)