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Student services and support programs

The Highfields State Secondary College Support Team's role is to offer support to students and their families to manage issues that may impact on a student's school participation, engagement and/or achievement.

The Support Team is able to organise one on one support as well as small group programs.  The Support Team may also refer students and their families to external agencies.  The service is confidential.  Mandatory reporting is required if a student discloses information about an illegal activity, actual harm or abuse or potential harm or abuse.  Support Team staff must report these cases to the College Principal or delegate.  Appointments for members of the Support Team can be made at the Student Counter.

Guidance Officer

  • Subject selection, learning styles and study skills.
  • Career assistance including jobs, careers and scholarships.
  • Psychometric assessment
  • Counselling.
  • Mental Health issues, referrals and plans.


Chaplaincy services are provided at Highfields State Secondary College for two hours per week through a partnership with Highfields State School.

These services are optional and provide additional social, emotional and spiritual support to students to complement existing support services within the College.

The chaplain provides support for a range of day-to-day matters affecting the College community.

Written consent is required for students to participate in ongoing one-on-one meetings with the chaplain.'

For more information on the role of the chaplain please read the 'Role of the chaplain/student welfare worker' (PDF, 216KB).