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Guidance officer

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Robina State High School provides a 2 guidance and counselling officers for its students, their parents/guardians and staff. Sue Barnwell looks after Year 7, 9 & 11 students and works Monday-Friday. Delaney Bassett looks after Year 8, 10 & 12 students and works Monday-Thursday and alternating Fridays.

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 Officers 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.

Appointments

Students can make appointments to see the Guidance Officers themselves - before school or during breaks. They may also be referred by teachers or administration.
When parents wish to contact the Guidance Officers, they do so by ringing the school office (07) 5562 3444 and making an appointment. Our Guidance Officers are located at our Support House.


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Last reviewed 28 April 2021
Last updated 28 April 2021