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Guidance Officer

 

Guidance Officers are registered teachers with special training in personal and careers counselling. Mr Wilson and Mrs Budge (our Guidance Officers) talk to students and parents about things like:

  • Jobs and Career Pathways
  • Entrance to University or TAFE
  • Choosing Subjects
  • Friends and Relationships
  • Teasing and Bullying
  • Schoolwork and Stress Management
  • Grief, Loss, Anger, Anxiety and Depression
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Sleeping or Eating Problems
  • Family Hassles

Here To Help

Guidance Officers are trained to carry out:

  • Confidential counselling for careers and personal issues
  • Conflict resolution and mediation
  • Meetings with teachers, parents and other professionals to arrange help for students
  • Management of critical incidents and emergencies.

Mr Wilson can also refer you to the right person for expert advice.

Confidentiality

Guidance Officer counselling is confidential, which means that we don’t tell anyone else. The only exceptions to this are:

  • If you ask us to tell someone else for you, or get someone else to help
  • If someone is in danger

Making An Appointment

During most lunch breaks, the Guidance Office is open for walk-in questions and advice. Appointments can be made at the main office. Students will be given an appointment slip which must be shown to the teacher whose class you will miss. You may also receive an appointment slip in your roll or from your class teacher – don’t be concerned! The Guidance Officer is constantly contacting students to discuss a range of issues, jobs and opportunities. Before you come to your appointment, please get your class teacher to sign the appointment slip. If you can’t make that time, please let the Guidance Officer know beforehand.

More Help

If you have a problem, let someone know – a solution maybe easier than you think. You might consider talking to:

  • Your form class teacher
  • Your year coordinator
  • The head of department of a subject
  • The office staff

Phone

Lifeline: 1800 800 768

Kids Help Line: 1800 55 1800

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