Whites Hill State College is committed to providing support and care to all students. Wellbeing is fostered across the College through staff working together to support student welfare. At WHSC the CARES program promotes a sense of belonging within the school community to help students connect to their schooling. Our Support Staff are located in Student Services at the bottom of C Block.
WHSC has a Guidance Officer specialising in Secondary Education and a Guidance Officer specialising in Primary Education. The Guidance Officers are available to speak with students and parents on a range of issues supporting the welfare of students.
Guidance officers are specialist teachers who deliver a broad range of services to school community members. They contribute to the development of a comprehensive student support and wellbeing program that is responsive to the needs of the school community.
Support offered by guidance officers includes:
Providing advice and counselling on educational, behavioural, vocational, personal, social, family, and mental health and wellbeing issues.
Addressing learning barriers
Friends and relationships
Jobs and career pathways
Supporting students and families to access external support agencies.
Please click on links below to access online resources:
Kids Help Line: www.kidshelpline.com.au
Beyond Blue: https://beyondblue.org.au
Black Dog Institute: www.blackdoginstitute.org.au
Parent Help line: www.parentline.com.au
Job Guide: www.job-guide.com.au
My Future: www.myfuture.edu.au
School Based Health Nurse
The School-based Youth Health Service is delivered in partnership with Education Queensland to address the health and wellbeing of the young people and the school communities in Brisbane state secondary schools.
School-based youth health nurses provide:
Individual health consultations with assessment, support, health information and referral options related to:
Healthy eating and exercise
Personal and family problems
Feeling sad, worried and angry
Smoking, alcohol and other drugs
Growth and development
Promoting health and wellbeing with a "whole school approach" to support the development of healthy school environments.
Making recommendations on health resources to support curriculum, teaching and learning activities in schools.
The school-based youth health nurse does not provide medical treatments, first aid, medications, physical examinations, or ongoing counselling.
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Our Whites Hill State College School-based Youth Health Nurse, Catherine Raff can be contacted via this email: firstname.lastname@example.org - students can refer directly to Catherine using this email address.
The Chaplain works under the Scripture Union Qld framework and is available for personal and spiritual counselling. Chaplaincy/student welfare services are optional and provide students and staff with social, emotional and spiritual support, provide an additional adult role model in the school and enhance engagement with the broader community including parents.
Chaplains provide a wide range of programs within schools that support the emotional wellbeing of students.
Industry Liaison Officer
Our Industry Liaison Officer assists students in gaining work experience, school-based traineeships and apprenticeships. The Industry Liaison Officer assists and encourages students in finding a vocational pathway through developing extensive links with business and industry in our local area.