Each campus has a Student Counsellor available to provide a confidential counselling service to members of the College community, primarily with the students and their parents.
The main role of the Counsellor is to provide both young people and their parents with an opportunity to talk through any issue that may be of concern. Issues such as bullying, physical or emotional illness, friendship difficulties and family breakdown can impact significantly on a young person’s emotional wellbeing and educational achievement.
Most young people will make their own appointment to see the counsellor, however teachers and/or parents may also make a referral should they be concerned for the safety or wellbeing of the young person.
The Student Counsellor also provides support to teaching staff on issues relating to the behaviour management of students at risk, implementation of Restorative Justice Principles, anti-bullying programs, Cybersafety, Drug and Alcohol education and parent education.