Student Services supports the social and emotional welfare of students.
The Student Services team comprises of a Coordinator , Student Support Officer, Psychologist, Chaplain and access to a Community Health Nurse
Hours: Monday Thursday 8:00 pm to 4:00 pm and Friday 8:15 am to 3:30 pm
Student Services Coordinator (Ms Laura Bateson) supports the social emotional needs, health and well being of your children as they transition into high school and beyond. Being a teen can be difficult at times and Student Services will offer pastoral care to support all aspects of a student’s school life including academic, social/emotional issues and support for their family. Working alongside parents and the community to help develop young people who are resilient, successful and valued members of the community.
Student Support Officer (Ms Katrina Smith) is responsible for monitoring attendance (including late notes and early leave passes ), updating student medical records, ordering TransPerth SmartRiders, receiving lost property, student triage (first aid, sick bay, social issues and wellbeing) and general enquiries.
Youth Worker (Mr Ash Boyes) is responsible for the coordination of Student Support Programs to increase student engagement (engagement programs, break time activities etc). Ash uses positive and proactive social-emotional intervention strategies which provide support for students, family members and staff and provides support and advice to teachers on strategies for supporting students and facilitates group work processes. Through engagement, Ash develops supportive links between the student, the family, the college and other appropriate agencies in the community and provides mentoring and support for students at educational risk and students with social-emotional concerns.
Year 7 Year Coordinator (Mr Tim Smith) & Year 8/9 Year Coordinator (Mr Jeremy Yap) The role of our Year Coordinators is to be a visible and positive presence within the college and have positive interactions with students. They positively reinforce and reward expected behaviours and address and support low level minor behaviours. They support students with restorative conversations after social conflict as well as monitor, evaluate and support students with attendance concerns. Their role is also used to identify and refer Students At Educational Risk (SAER) to other Student Services staff. A fun part of the role is the coordination of House system, including the coordination of the House Leaders and election processes.
Chaplain (Lauren) provides Pastoral Care and supports the social and emotional wellbeing of students and particularly places great emphasis on the importance of building positive self esteem, self worth and resiliency among the students she works with. Lauren is available to support students and families at the college Tuesday to Friday.
Psychologist (Mr Scott Pierce) works in partnership with you and your child’s teachers, to help across four key areas: behaviour, mental health and wellbeing, learning and engagement. Claire is available on Monday’s and Fridays.
Community Health Nurse This is a free and confidential service that promotes healthy development and wellbeing for issues such as:
– Healthy eating and nutrition Weight and body image
– Puberty , sexual health and growing up Coping with illness
– Coping with loss or grief Feeling anxious, stressed or unhappy
– Mental health and wellbeing Relationships/friendships
– Immunisation queries Substance misuse
– Other adolescent health concerns
Students are encouraged and supported to talk to their parents or caregivers about health issues. Parents are also welcome to contact the Community Nurse for advice and/or support with parenting teens.
Late to School
Students who arrive after 8:40 am (after Period 1 has started) will be required to sign in via Administration. Students signing in late will receive a late note to hand to their Period 1 teacher. An automated text message will be sent to the parent/carer after 10:00 am to request an explanation for the student being late.
Students who need to leave early must do so through Student Services.
• Parents/Carers are to contact Student Services in advance b y email, phone, SMS, note or via the website with details of date, leaving time and reason (i.e. Dentist appointment)
• Students will need to visit Student Services before Period 1 (on the day they need to leave early) to be issued with a leave pass. Once the student has a leave pass they are permitted to leave their class at the allotted time.
At the required time the Student will leave class and go to Administration to await collection. Parents/Carers are to collect students and sign them out at Administration.
Students cannot leave the grounds without being signed out. It is expected that where possible, any appointments are made outside of school hours.
Students Absent from School
Parents/carers are required to provide an explanation for all absences. Where possible, if a student will be away, a parent/carer should notify the college in advance by email , phone, SMS, note or via the website.
If a student is marked absent without notification from a parent, an automated SMS text message will be sent at 10:00 am and again at 2:15 pm . Please contact Student Services if you receive a text. All absences are to be explained within three days of the absence.
Any holiday/vacation taken outside the Western Australian school term, without prior authorisation from the Principal, is deemed to be an unauthorised vacation, as per Department of Education and Alkimos College policies.