Student Services

​Student Services​​

The Student Services Centre is located in a building near Junior Years, with other support staff located in the Senior Years Hub for Senior students. The Student Services Leader leads this P-12 team, which consists of: 
  • ​Guidance Counsellors, 
  • Support Teachers - Inclusive Education, 
  • A Speech Therapist and 
  • T​rained School Officers. 

​The College can also access the professional expertise of Brisbane Catholic Education Consultants and Advisory Visiting Teachers from Education Queensland. The Student Services Team works in a P-12 capacity to provide leadership and management in working with staff and parents to support students who are having difficulty in engaging in the curriculum in a meaningful way or experiencing social difficulties. Student Services roles have two essential components. 

Proactive: to develop and sustain a range of measures to support students and families in order to enhance teaching and learning; and Reactive: to work with teaching staff and specialist staff to address in a holistic way the academic, social and pastoral needs of individual students or groups of students who are experiencing difficulty in any aspect of College life.

The Support Teachers - Inclusive Education P-12, work in partnership with staff and parents to develop support programs which meet the needs of students. Students can receive support for their learning both within the classroom setting and/or a withdrawal situation. Students are generally referred for support through teachers or parents. Older students may also personally request support for themselves at any time. Students receiving support may have varying needs which typically include: those with specific learning disabilities, time management issues, learning difficulties, behavioural problems or medical concerns which may impact on school life.

The College staff also includes Guidance Counsellors who work in partnership with other staff to meet the more complex needs of some students. The Counsellors’ work may include individual student counselling, social skills teaching, formal assessment of a student’s academic or behavioural skills, and planning with teachers and working with parents to consider students’ needs.

The College has access to speech pathology services such as consultation, assessment and therapy for spoken language, literacy and speech delays. Referral to school-based speech pathology services occurs via the classroom teacher or Support Teacher-Inclusive Education. On request, parents can access the contact details for the College’s visiting private speech pathologist (fee for service).