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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).  
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: 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
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
Call - 000
Need a chat
Kids Helpline  Ph: 1800 55 1800
Lifeline  Ph: 131114
Headspace Ph: 1800 65 0890
Gold Coast Youth Service Ph: 5572 0400
YHES House Ph: 0438 957 571
Child safety after hours Ph 1800 177 135
DVPC- Gold Coast healthy relationships for young people\  Ph: 5532 9000
Sexuality and gender  Ph: 1800 448 448
Need a bed
Gold Coast Youth Service  Ph: 5572 0400
Drugs and alcohol
AHODS\atod  Ph: 5687 9119
My mental health
Headspace  Ph: 5509 5900
Child and youth mental health (CYMHS)
Ph: 5635 6392
Sexual health
Gold health sexual health clinic  Ph: 5687 9200
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services (ATSI)
Kalwun  Ph:  5526 1112