The major responsibility for the learning and welfare of our students lies with classroom teachers. They are supported in this by Homeroom Teachers who are responsible for the day to day welfare of students in their Home Group.
Further support is provided by our Student Support Team which meets regularly to review the learning and social/ emotional needs of our students. Teachers and parents refer children to our child support team. Students with additional needs are provided with various supports and may require an individual learning plan.
Our Learning Support Team provides support for the varying learning needs of our students. Some of this support is delivered in the Learning Centre whilst other support is through modified learning programs within mainstream classes.
Student Support Team Members
Our Assistant Principals are responsible for the coordination of student support services in a grade.
Each year level has 2 grade supervisors who along with the AP are responsible for coordinating pastoral care and behaviour support of students in their grade group.
Experienced teachers are assigned to coordinate the various services and interventions for students who are experiencing learning difficulties or require support to be extended beyond the curriculum. The support teacher facilitates communication with parents when specific interventions are being considered.
A team of teacher assistants support specific programs and interventions to enhance student learning.
Our school has two Psychologist who between them work at our school 4 days per week advising students and teachers on ways to improve learning and student well-being.
We have a social worker working at the school 3 days per week to support students and families with a range of matters relating to well-being.
Our school nurse provides education advice and counselling in a range of adolescent health matters.
Our school chaplain provides pastoral care support to students at our school and organises activities to assist students to make and develop positive friendships with their fellow students.
Aboriginal Education Officer
Our Aboriginal Education Officer provides learning support and specific cultural education programs for Aboriginal students at our school.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Tutor
Recent arrivals to Australia receive ESL support by a qualified and experienced ESL tutor if required.