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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.

Within the Student Services Faculty there are:

  • Two Guidance Officers providing a five day guidance service. The role of the Guidance Officer is to provide counselling and educational support to students and families. Guidance Officers provide support in three main areas:

Educational Counselling

Study skills, goals development, Education Adjustment Profiles (EAP), psycho educational assessments, special considerations, subject considerations and decision making.

Career Counselling

Enhancing student knowledge of job descriptions, career information and vocational direction.

Personal Counselling

Conflict resolution, stress and time management, behavioural concerns, grief, mental health issues and personal development.

Students and parents/caregivers are welcome to access our Guidance Officers by appointment.

  • School-based Nurse who 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 who 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.
  • An Indigenous Community Liaison 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, classroom teachers, teacher aides and specialist agencies. These services 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