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Student Services and Support Programs

Coolum State High School offers an extensive support network to students and families through the Student Services Faculty which is located in C Block. Students can access the Student Counter in C Block daily from 8.00am - 3.00pm.
The Student Services team works together with students, parents and staff for the health and wellbeing of students, enabling them to have healthy, happy and productive lives. To enable students to reach their full potential, a range of structures are in place to support the social, emotional, cognitive, physical and behavioural wellbeing of students. The school offers a range of services to support students in response to their needs. Essential to this are the Heads of Year (7 – 12) positions.
Heads of Year (HOY) work with year level cohorts to provide support to students around improving educational outcomes, tracking attendance and performance, uniform issues and individual student wellbeing and behaviour issues. HOYs facilitate pastoral care programs and conduct recognition and rewards based activities for year level cohorts.
Student Services Faculty is supported by:
Guidance Officers - provide counselling and educational support to students and families in three main areas:
Educational Counselling - Study skills, goals development, Education Adjustment Profiles (EAP), psycho educational assessments, special considerations, subject consideration and decision making.
Career Counselling - Enhancing student knowledge of job descriptions, career information      and vocational direction.
Personal Counselling - Conflict resolution, stress and time management, behaviourial concerns, grief, mental health issues and personal development.
Students and parents/carers are welcome to access our Guidance Officers by appointment.
Schoolbased Nurse - provides information and education regarding personal and sexual health, as well as education regarding drug and alcohol use, diet and nutrition, healthy lifestyles and positive mental health.
School Chaplain - supports the spiritual and emotional health of students and families. The Chaplain works closely with the local community to support individuals and families during times of need, and is closely involved with school programs and activities throughout the year.
Youth Support Coordinator - focuses on supporting retention and attainment of young people at Coolum State High School who have disengaged, or who are at risk of disengaging from education. The initiative enhances opportunities for further education and sustainable future employment.
Indigenous Support Officer - is available to support Indigenous students in social, cultural and academic achievements through home/school liaison, cultural support and knowledge workshops, regional Indigenous education programs, home visits and health referrals.
These specialists work in partnership with parents, teaching staff and specialist agencies and are coordinated through the Guidance Office.
Support is also available through the following government and community agencies -
·           Disability Services Queensland
·           Child and Youth Mental Health
·           Queensland Health
·           Department of Communities (Child Safety Services)
·           Police
·           Local Council
·           Community Centre
·           Local Youth Support Agencies.