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Student Services and Support Programs

This part of the website has links to the people at the school who are available to support students and parents. Our team approach ensures the needs of students are catered for by the most appropriate person.  

The Year Level Dean is usually the first point of contact for students and parents.  
 
The Student Engagement Team are located in both the Student Support Centre (oval side of the Library) and Deans' Office (C Block).  
 
 
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT TEAM 
 
 
Rachel Deere - Deputy Principal of Positive Behaviour and Learning  Ph: 5552 3888
Peta Purdon  - Deputy Principal (Special Education Services)  Ph: 5552 3874
Jamie Quinn  - Director of Junior Secondary  Ph: 5552 3888
 
Year Level Dean's: deans@coombabashs.eq.edu.au Ph: 5552 3854
 
Rachael Wood Year 7
Naomi Wright Year 8
Steve Clayton Year 9
Scott Marlow Year 10
Jenna Barsby Year 11
Kylie Dickinson Year 12
Glenda Musgrave - Guidance Officer
Louise Peters  - Industry Liaison Officer
Mandy Pickett  -Youth Support Coordinator
Chris Williams - Community Education Counsellor (identified)
Jayne Moore  - School Based Youth Health Nurse
Dynene Mailei  - Chaplain
 
 
For one on one support, the Year Level Dean will complete a referral to present at the weekly Student Engagement Team meeting. At the meeting, the referral is discussed, and then passed to the appropriate team member, for a consultation.
 
Students can also make their own appointments with support staff at the Student Support Centre before school or during breaks.
 
Parents can also contact support staff directly, via e-mail or phone.
 
    
Frequently asked questions
 
How confidential are my visits?
 
What is spoken about remains confidential however, our duty of care for you and the safety of others is our main concern. Sometimes we may need to take action to ensure this and involve others in this process.
 
Can I get help without going to someone at school?
 
Here is a list of numbers and helpful links
 
Emergency
Police
Fire
Ambulance
Call - 000
 
Need a chat
 
Kids Helpline
www.kidshelpline.com.au  Ph: 1800 55 1800
 
Lifeline
www.Lifeline.org.au  Ph: 131114
 
Headspace
www.Eheadspace.org.au Ph: 1800 65 0890
 
Gold Coast Youth Service
www.goldcoastyouthservice.com Ph: 5572 0400
 
YHES House
www.yhes.org.au Ph: 5528 5333
 
Child safety after hours Ph 1800 177 135
DVPC- Gold Coast healthy relationships for young people
www.domesticviolence.com.au\  Ph: 5532 9000
 
Sexuality and gender
www.qspace.net.au  Ph: 1800 448 448
 
Need a bed
Gold Coast Youth Service
www.goldcoastyouthservice.com  Ph: 5572 0400
 
Drugs and alcohol
AHODS
www.health.qld.gov.au\atod  Ph: 5687 9119
 
My mental health
Headspace
www.headspace.org.au  Ph: 5509 5900
 
Child and youth mental health (CYMHS)
Ph: 5635 6392
 
Sexual health
Gold health sexual health clinic
www.sexualhealthgc@health.qld.gov.au  Ph: 5687 9200
 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services (ATSI)
Kalwun
www.kalwun.com.au  Ph:  5526 1112