Support Services Team
School Support Services Team
Bribie Island SHS has a number of staff members who are available to provide support to students. The team works to provide the most appropriate and timely intervention. Referrals may be taken from: staff; self-referral; community agencies and families. The primary concern of the Support Services Team is to assist students to overcome barriers that may interfere with achieving their best whilst at school.
Appointments are taken through the main and/or student reception.
The Guidance Officer
Available 5 days per week. The Guidance Officer is able to provide support in the following areas:
1. Career Assistance >>> Career planning >>>Information about jobs and courses >>> Entry to university and TAFE.
2. Academic Guidance >>> Appropriate selection of subjects >>> Subjects related to jobs >>> Study issues.
3. Personal Matters >>>Assistance with any personal issues that may be having an impact on students.
The School Chaplain
Available 4 days per week. The Chaplain provides support for students about personal issues and leads a range of group activities. The Chaplain also leads a prayer group which students may access if they wish.
The School Youth Health Nurse
Available two days per week. The Youth Health Nurse is available for one-on-one interviews regarding any issues of concern for students and also assists with aspects of health education and awareness in the school.
School Based Youth Support Officer
The school also has the services of a School Based Youth Support Officer employed by Intercept Caboolture who runs a range of school based groups and works with disengaged students and their families. (Access to these staff is by internal school referral only).
English as a Second Language Visiting Program: Lynette Lingard
An ESL teacher visits the school for 2 days a week to support eligible post-beginner English language learners who have migrated to Australia. The ESL teacher works with students to assist them in their English language acquisition through assignment and curriculum support.
Potential ESL students should contact the office to make an appointment with the ESL teacher prior to enrolment.
The Indigenous Teacher Aide
The Indigenous Teacher Aide provides support to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and families in the school. Some responsibilities of the Indigenous Teacher Aide include the following:
- Writing resumes and liaising with the appropriate people for job and career opportunities
- Referral to the school student services staff, for health and social issues
- Planning of Indigenous events, programs and excursions though out the school year
Parents can make appointments with the above support staff by contacting the school’s main office (phone 34002444). Students can make an appointment by visiting the office before or after school and during lunch breaks. Appointments that occur during class time are at the discretion of the teacher and may need to be rescheduled if they clash with exams etc.
Need more help? – Give us a call. 34002444
Career Education resources
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Australian Qualifications Framework
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Doorways 2 Construction
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Graduate Careers Australia
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The Job Guide
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Teaching Resources Science Stages 4 & 5
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Counselling Resources and Contacts