The School Psychologists apply their psychological and educational expertise to support students achieve academic success, psychological health and social and emotional well-being. Their role can involve individual counselling and student support, liaising with parents, liaising with referral to outside agencies, participation in Case conferences, behaviour management support and working closely with all members of students services.
They offer brief solution focused interventions, nonetheless longer term intervention or therapy will require referral to outside agencies.
Tenille Wright – Year 7-9 and Learning Support Year 7-12
Melanie Hutflesz – Year 10-12
Morrison McQueen – Year 10-12
Andrew Winton, Susan Smith and Narelle Clark provide support to students and staff, offering counselling and non denominational spiritual support.
We are a Mentally Healthy School
As of February 2017, Churchlands Senior High School has signed up to become a part of the Mentally Healthy Schools program to promote the Act-Belong-Commit ethos throughout our whole school community. At Churchlands Senior High School we believe that student and staff wellbeing are one of our biggest priorities, and that to work to the best of our ability, we need to keep mentally healthy.
Act-Belong-Commit is a mental health promotion campaign that encourages everyone to take action to protect and promote their own mental wellbeing.
Student Support Officer
The Student Support Officers provide assistance to students with attendance, engagement and mental health concerns. They also support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and families.
Student Support Officers:
Katherine Mosele (ATSI, Attendance- Years 7-12)
Caroline Chrichton ( Psych Support- Years 9-12)
The school First Aid Officer is based in the Health Centre which is open before school from 8.30 am, at recess and lunchtimes. Students who become unwell or injure themselves will be referred to the Health Centre, where a decision will be made about the treatment they require. Students should not contact parents if they are unwell. The correct procedure is to see the First Aid Officer first.
First Aid Officers:
For First Aid Kit locations at CSHS please see our map.
If your child has a medical condition please refer to the Department of Education's website for student health care summary and plan forms. These forms need to be filled out every year.
Please note; STUDENTS WHO ARE UNWELL SHOULD NOT BE SENT TO SCHOOL.
If the First Aid Officer is not present, students who are sick or injured should go to Student Services.