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Guidance officer



Robina State High School provides a full-time guidance and counselling service for its students, their parents/guardians and staff.

This service enables students to successfully resolve an increasingly broad and challenging range of educational and developmental issues that may concern them in their progress through High School. The Guidance Officer helps prepare students for fulfilling life experiences in careers including university, TAFE, trades, Defence Force or private enterprise.


1. Career Counselling and Information Service

  • Assists students to select subjects and courses appropriate to their interests, aspirations and achievement
  • Helps them develop successful and effective study skills
  • Provides them with information on Tertiary institutions in Queensland and interstate (courses offered, prerequisite subjects and OP/Rank required)
  • Helps students and parents to interpret school assessment and understand Student Profile System
  • Provides information on educational and vocational pathways
  • Provides students with links to resources 


2. Personal Counselling Service (Students and Parents)

  • Helps students successfully resolve personal concerns which may be impeding their progress at school/home
  • Enhance students coping skills in worrying or stressful situations that occur during adolescence
  • Enhance parents' coping skills and provide support
  • Refer student and family to relevant support agencies in the community
  • Encourage and reinforce an atmosphere of availability for students to drop-in during lunch-breaks etc. for timely management of their problems before they escalate


3. Learning Difficulties and Disabilities


  • The Guidance Officer works with teachers and specialists such as paediatricians and speech pathologists to identify problems and recommend support for the class room and personally. 
  • Psycho-educational assessment for verification process that incorporates the support of specialist Visiting Teachers and appropriate support agencies.



Students can make appointments to see the Guidance Officer themselves - before school or during breaks. They may also be referred by teachers or administration.
When parents wish to contact the Guidance Officer, they do so by ringing the school office (07) 5562 3444 and making an appointment. A guidance officer is available at the school, usually five days a week. 


Sue Barnwell

Guidance officer