Student Welfare P-12

The Student Welfare Team consists of a Student Support Services Coordinator, P-6 Welfare Officer, School Nurse and School Chaplain.

Student Support Services support children and young people who are dealing with issues that are impacting on their learning and wellbeing. This service provides advice and direction to enable a satisfactory outcome to be achieved.

Individual counselling is available to support students who may be dealing with sadness, relationships issues, financial problems, student conflict or sensitive family matters. The importance of counselling is to assist students to work through their issues and concerns and to seek solutions.

Student Support Services are also supported by a broad range of department professionals including visiting psychologists, guidance officers, speech pathologists, social workers and teachers. These professionals work as part of an integrated health and wellbeing team within networks of schools, to support and assist children and young people faced with learning barriers to achieve their educational and developmental potential. They provide strategies and specialised support at individual, group, school and network levels.

Student Support Services also have an excellent relationship and work in collaboration with a number of external services and agencies within the community to identify and intervene early with children and young people who have additional needs or are at risk of disengagement.

  • St Luke's-Connect Central Reconnect Program-to support young people aged 12-18 to remain connected to their families.
  • St Luke's- Youth Connections- provide support to young people who are disengaged or at risk of disengaging from school.
  • CASA-Centre Against Sexual Assault • DHS- Department Human Services
  • CAMHS-Child Adolescent Mental Health Service
  • Child Protection-investigate matters where it is believed that a child is at risk of harm
  • RODDW worker- Rural Outreach Drug & Alcohol Counsellor
  • Denis Farell-Youth Police Resource Officer
  • Maryborough District Health Service.