What does the Guidance Officer do?
Guidance Officers work with students and their parents or care givers, often in conjunction with teachers, administration personnel, specialist support staff and other community agencies to meet the individual welfare and educational needs of students.
Support may include:
- Assessing students' developmental levels and abilities
- Helping students adjust to new settings and transition stages of school
- Providing personal counselling for individuals and groups
- Helping students manage relationships
- Assessing student placement and specialist support needs
- Advocacy for the educational and personal welfare of students
- Assistance with crisis management
- Assisting students with mental health and wellbeing issues
- Networking and liaison with community support agencies.
Referrals to support agencies to meet individual student and family needs as required
If you have any concerns about your child's general welfare or behaviour, please contact your child's class teacher, Deputy Principal or Principal.