Warwick Senior High School’s Student Services team comprises professional and caring people including the Head of Student Services, Student Support Coordinator, Year Coordinators, School Psychologist, Chaplain, Community Health Nurse, AIEO, First Aid Officer, Learning Support Coordinator, Education Assistants and Career Practitioner. The role of this team is to provide students with information, confidential counselling and short and/or long term support. Students can feel that they are in a safe and caring environment and able to successfully take up the learning opportunities provided in order to contribute positively to the school community.
Head of Student Services
The Head of Student Services is responsible for co-ordinating the Student Support services and ensuring that there is positive communication between staff, students and parents.
Year Coordinators are involved in pastoral care matters including orientation of new students, monitoring attendance, discussing learning and behavioural concerns with students and parents, and organising social activities for the students.
The School Psychologist provides specialist psychological support in the areas of mental health, behaviour and learning to support schools to meet the needs of students. They work closely with the Student Services team, teachers, parents, students and interagency partners. The psychological service can involve individual short term counselling, assessment, consultation and intervention with individual students, groups and at the whole school level. Students needing longer term interventions require referral to an appropriate external agency. Referral to the school psychologist is via a wellbeing review process. Please contact your child’s Year Coordinator if you have any concerns. Please note that parent/guardian consent is required prior to direct psychological involvement for students in Years 7 to 10.
The School Chaplain offers non-religious, voluntary support to all students, staff and families. The Chaplain is available to assist with a range of issues including, challenges involved with grief, loss, and other significant life changes, help with family stress and relationship breakdowns, and providing links to external community support agencies where necessary.
The Health Centre is staffed by trained staff from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm each day. The School Community Health Nurse focuses on health promotion and is able to see students for any health related needs and to provide counselling and crisis care for all aspects of child/adolescent health. The First Aid Officer provides primary first aid and can give simple advice on health and wellbeing matters. The Health Centre also provides a range of literature on a number of health issues and, in particular, on issues related to young people.
Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer (AIEO)
The role of the Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer (AIEO) is to assist in promoting inclusive practices within the school and build positive participation, communication and interactions between staff, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, their parents and families and the local Aboriginal community.