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Student services and support programs

Guidance Counsellors

 
 
 

Ms Maggie Sardie

Available - Wednesday Thursday and Friday

Ms Linda McDonald
Available - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

 
Our guidance counsellors Maggie and Linda are  fully qualified counsellors who provide

confidential counselling on vocational, educational and personal issues.

Guidance counsellors help empower students to meet the challenges they face, as well as
help them cope with complex decision making that comes with adolescence.  This service is provided to all students and their parents or carers on an individual or family basis. 

 

Throughout the year the guidance counsellors help students with career decisions, subject selections and with the applications for universities and TAFE colleges through the QTAC application process.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

School Chaplain:John Filewood

 

Available - Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

The chaplaincy service provides physical, emotional, social and spiritual support to the students and families of Sunnybank State High School.  The service is available as a safe environment for students to "get things off their chest".  The service is available for all students, regardless of background or beliefs.

 
The service also offers a number of programs and events to enhance students' lives, develop lives, develop skills, or expand students' views of the world and help others
 
 

The chaplain can be reached by calling 0401 208 189 or in his office in block 2.

 
 
 

School-based Police Officer:

 

Senior Constable Shane Stanley

The school-based police office is responsible for a range of services including delivering lectures and providing information on law, police duties and other related topics which support the school curriculum.
He conducts the initial investigation and recording of offences which are reported to the officer with the school cluster.
 
He is able to provide advice, where appropriate, to members of the school community in relation to traffic matters, property and personal safety.
 
He establishes and maintains open communications with relevant youth welfare agencies and provides referrals to other agencies where appropriate.
 
Senior Constable Shane Stanley can be contacted by phoning (07) 3323 8106, mobile 0427 644 702, email: stanley.shanem@police.qld.gov.au or by attending his office in block 2. 
 
 
 

School-based Youth Health Nurse: Ms Erica Carne

 

Available - Monday, Thursday and alternate Wednesday

 
 
The school-based youth health nurse works with the students, staff and parents to address concerns or issues which may affect the health and wellbeing of young people.  The aim of this program is to create a supportive, healthy school and connect people to other support services available.
 
Some issues addressed are:
 
 Health concerns
 
  • Relationships
  • Sexual health
  • Health & nutrition
 

See Erica Carne in her office in the administration building.

 

Youth Support Coordinator (YSC): Renee Simpson

Available - Monday, Wednesday and Thursday

 
 

 
The YSC has a key focus of supporting and empowering all our students.
 
The YSC operates a student friendly room (219) open at break and lunch times where all students, parents and carers are welcome to pop in for a chat. Renee is a very experienced Youth Worker who strives to do the very best for the wellbeing of others.
 
To arrange a time to catch up with Renee contact the school office on 3323 8111, or email rsimp121@eq.edu.au
 
 

 Community Liaison Officer: John Deng

 

Available - Monday and Friday

 
 
The Community Liaison Officer provides cultural and social support to African  Students through African  students meetings and forums. He also provides assistance to students and their families/care givers in their transition from school to further education and/or employment. He supports refugee students in settling in to the school environment in Australia, and identifies and provides appropriate assistance to students experiencing any issues at school or at home which may put them at risk.
 
John also helps with:
 
· Home visits with students and their families to provide strategies for a more positive educational experience 
 
· Case management, offering cultural competent advice, and 
 
· Contributing to a positive, caring and supportive school image in the community.   
 
He can be contacted on 3323 8131 or through the office on 3323 8111.
 
 
 
 

First Nations Coordinator/Teacher: Gilroy Hatcher

Available - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

 
 
 
Mr Hatcher has a dual role at Sunnybank SHS. The first is to coordinate the
support of our Indigenous Students. Working with both teachers and support staff to ensure our First Nations students have the best chance of succeeding at school and beyond. We have weekly meetings with students, dance and cultural sessions, in class support and teams of staff that focus on each year level ensuring that our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students are valued by the school community and are engaged in learning.
 
The second part of the role is as an intervention teacher, creating programs to support ALL students to engage with learning. This includes managing the schools Homework club which runs afterschool Tuesday-Thursday, supporting other teachers in class to extend students, taking targeted lessons to improve students skills and implementing programs to better engage students with the curriculum.
 
He can be contacted on 3323 8131 or through the office on 3323 8111
 
 
 
 

Computer Network Administrator: Jamie Clarke

 

Available - Monday to Friday

 
Jamie is our computer network administrator who has worked fulltime at Sunnybank State High School since 1997.  He has seen many changes throughout the school and its computer network. At Sunnybank State High School we only have the best IT equipment for student use with any computer/network downtime to an absolute minimum, (99.9% uptime).
 
We run a MOEv3 network with a mix of SLES,  Windows 2003 and Novell Zenworks Configuration Management servers. All computing facilities have flat panel displays (19" - 24") and intel core i5 - i7 desktop computers.  Various faculty laptop trolleys are also employed throughout the school, providing easy access to technology from within the classroom.  This is all supported throughout the school by the latest 3COM wireless infrastructure. We specialise in providing the latest software including Windows 7 OS, Adobe CS6, AutoCad, programming languages and much more. 
Mr Clarke can be contacted directly on (07) 3323 8127 or preferable via email on helpdesk@sunnybanshs.eq.edu.au.  
 
 
 

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 
  
 

If you would like to make an appointment with any of our support team please contact us.​​