Kooringal High School

Kooringal High School - "The Edge in Education"

Telephone02 6922 5155

Emailkooringal-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Student Support Officer

Kooringal High School is very fortunate to have a Student Support Officer.

Student Support Officers are not teachers. They are trained Social Workers and have formal qualifications in this area.

The Student Support Officer will work closely with the welfare team and form a part of the learning support team. The Student Support Officer will also liaise with the School Counsellor who will continue to focus on complex cases using their psychological expertise.

Part of the role of Student Support Officer will involve assisting the school community with establishing ties with other community organisations and agencies such as police, NSW Health and non-government organisations.

The role is to provide support to students through:

  • Connecting students and their families with other staff, services and/or community activities and supporting agencies.
  • Assisting in researching and implementing evidence-based student wellbeing and anti-bullying strategies.
  • Working with individual students and small groups of students to develop effective coping skills and positive relationships at the school and at home.
  • Assisting with the implementation of digital citizenship programs with particular reference to cyber bullying and social network activities.
  • Liaising with partner primary schools to support effective transition of students to secondary school.

 

Office hours for the Student Support Officer are 8:30am - 4:00pm Monday to Friday.