Warwick Senior High School’s Student Support team comprises professional and caring people including the Student Services Coordinator, Year Coordinators, School Psychologist, Chaplain and Nurse. The role of this team is to provide students with information, confidential counselling and short and/or long term support. Consequently, students can feel that they are in a safe and caring environment able to successfully take up the learning opportunities provided in order to contribute positively to the school community.
Student Services Coordinator
The Student Services Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the student support services and ensuring that there is good liaison between staff, students and parents. The Coordinator oversees the operation of the school wide Managing Student Behaviour system.
Year Coordinators are involved in pastoral care areas including orientation of new students, monitoring attendance, discussing learning and behavioural problems with students and parents and organising social activities for the students.
The School Psychologist is available to counsel students on issues such as socio-emotional concerns, family crises, behaviour and learning problems and study skills. Students and parents can be referred to a wide variety of agencies, services and resources in the community. The psychologist works closely with the school to assist with improving the learning outcomes of all students.
The School Chaplain provides support to students, parents and teachers of any denomination. The Chaplain is available to listen, act as a bouncing board, counsel students on how to cope with change (grief/loss), help with family stress and relationship breakdown, act as a resource person providing links to wider community support resources, as well as to help explore the reality of God in everyday life.
The Health Centre is staffed by trained nurses from 8.30 am to 2.45 pm each day. The 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 Health Centre also provides a range of literature on a number of health issues and, in particular, on issues related to young people.