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Guidance counsellor

Gayle Berkey Guidance counsellor​​​

The role of the Guidance counsellor is to provide personal, educational and vocational counselling, support and information to students and the school community where required.

The Guidance counsellor works with individual, small and large groups, classes, year levels and the whole school depending on the need and focus at different times in the school. Members of the school community are welcome to see the Guidance counsellor to discuss or refer students.

The Guidance counsellor can support students with personal issues (e.g. family concerns, peer pressure and conflict, grief and loss, self esteem, coping strategies). The role of the Guidance counsellor also entails career counselling and information (e.g. subject selection, interests and abilities and life and work goals, pathways, decision making). The Guidance counsellor is involved with educational matters (e.g. diagnostic testing, learning styles, study habits and skills).

The information provided to the Guidance counsellor by students and staff is confidential unless the student is at serious risk of harm.

Appointments for the Guidance counsellor are essential and to be made through the School office.