At Craigslea State High School, Guidance Officers, Ms Laura Halliday and Ms Lisa Cameron, work with students and their parents/caregivers, in conjunction with teachers, specialist support personnel and other community agencies. They both works as part of the Student Support Services team, including the Youth Health Nurse and the Chaplain.
Guidance Officers are experienced teachers who have completed Masters level qualifications in guidance, counselling and educational assessment. As experienced teachers they also have insight into effective teaching practices, individual learning styles and the challenges presented by classroom and school environments. They also have specialised training in other areas such as student engagement, behaviour management, adolescent counselling and development, mental health and career development.
Guidance Officers identify factors than can be barriers to learning and development and plan interventions or programs that can help students achieve positive outcomes. The Guidance Officer also works with the Head of Senior Schooling to ensure positive academic outcomes and career pathways for students. Duties of Guidance Officers commonly include:
Assessing student’s placement and specialist support needs
Providing personal counselling
Helping students manage relationships and behavioural difficulties
Providing assistance with study skills
Subject and course selection
Career planning and decision-making
Tertiary Information and application procedures.
Accessing Guidance Services
Students and Parents/Caregivers are welcome to make appointments with our Guidance Officers. Contact can be made through the school:
Phone: (07) 3326 5222
Email: email@example.com (Attention: Guidance Officer)