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Student services and support programs

The Highfields State Secondary College Support Team 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.

 

School Based Youth Health Nurse

  • Address concerns or problems about health and wellbeing.
  • Help create a more supportive, healthy school environment.
  • Connect people to other support services outside the school.

The School Based youth Health Nurse meets with young people in private to talk about health concerns, relationships, sexual health, personal or family issues, smoking, alcohol and drug use.