Student Support

Student Services

Student Services staff at Mindarie Senior College are a varied team, here to help and assist in the development of sound emotional, physical, spiritual, social and psychological health. Each member of the team has a specific role as outlined below.

Student Services staff focus on early intervention to assist students in need. The staff work interchangeably if required and will refer to external agencies if considered suitable. Staff are available to meet students, parents and caregivers confidentially.

Student Services staff include:

Jason Tan - Manager Student Services

Gemma Graffin (Mon & Tues, Friday) & Brendan Everett (Thurs) - College Counsellor

Petra Bakos (Mon, Tues, Thurs) & Julie West (Tues & Friday) - Community Health Nurse

Jane Toomath - School Officer

Andrea Talbot - Attendance Officer

Tamrah Bartlett - Chaplain

Pamela Konijn - Year 12 Leader

Michelle Downer - Year 11 Leader

For general enquiries or if you are unable to reach the person you are hoping to contact, please contact Jane Toomath at Student Services Reception, 9304 5819.

Events managed by Student Services include: Transition from Year 10, Year 11 Orientation, Colours Evenings, College Ball, Year 12 Farewell Breakfast, Presentation Evening and Year 11 Reward Camp.

Student Support is also offered by Mrs Naomi Lucas in the area of academic support and Tracey Loughnan in the area of careers information.

Student Resources

Headspace - provides face to face or online information and support to young people, their families and friends on various topics (e.g. mental and physical health, alcohol and other drug services, work, school, study).

Youth Beyond Blue - information for young people on depression, anxiety and how to help a friend.

Lifeline – 131 114 – free confidential counselling 24 hours.

Mental Health Emergency Response Line – 1300 555 788 – Mental Health crisis assessment, support and referral.

Academic Support

The Academic Support Program at Mindarie Senior College is a unique program as it aims to enable all students to achieve to their full potential. For some students this will mean intensive support on a regular basis, whilst others will require assistance to enhance already sophisticated learning techniques and writing skills. As such, the Academic Support Program is multi-faceted and includes the following features;

  • Teachers deliver small group tutoring in OLNA preparation and course work.
  • Students are referred by teachers, parents or may self-refer for tutoring that specifically addresses their needs.

The Academic Support staff also includes a team of dedicated education assistants who work with students with disabilities in mainstream classes. 

Please contact the Academic Support Coordinators Mrs Naomi Lucas on 9304 5800 for any further queries.