About

Student Services

School is more than study. Sometimes things pop-up that present challenges – normally at the time you least expect or need it. Our Student Services Team is here to help.

Need to talk to someone in confidence? Need to bounce ideas off a friendly listener? Or maybe you need study advice, help to design a study program or careers advice? Our team cares. The Student Services Team coordinates the pastoral services right across the campus. The team has a manager, a psychologist, two year coordinators, an enrolment officer, a multicultural support officer, a nurse and a Youthcare chaplain. Our Youthcare chaplain provides social, emotional and spiritual support to the school community. They are a listening ear and a caring presence in the school, available for all students, staff and families.

The Student Services team arrange events on campus, guest speakers, and work with your teachers to monitor your attendance, progress and well-being. The team is located in the Library. Pop in and say hello. They’d be happy to meet you.

Craig Wright

Craig Wright

Craig is our Student Services Manager. Craig oversees the student services team across the entire campus and, with his team, helps our students to navigate their schooling pathways. He coordinates and delivers a broad range of support and advice to students, staff and parents on matters including course and pathway counselling, student health and well-being, behaviour management and liaison with agency and community support services.

With an emphasis on the health and wellbeing of students, parents are encouraged to contact Craig should they have any concerns regarding their child’s progress or wellbeing.

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Claire Meiklejohn and Armanda Di Toro

Armanda and Claire are our Year Coordinators. Our Year Coordinators work closely with students to support them to be engaged in their learning. They also perform a student advocacy function between students and their teachers.

Claire and Armanda work with students, teachers, parents and other groups to focus on student attendance, engagement, academic performance and wellbeing. They also manage student governance and assist in the coordination of student support services to the students in their designated year group. Our Year Coordinators are often the first port of call for advice and support.

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Zondile Chongwe

The School Psychology Service provides specialist support to students and staff of public schools in the areas of mental health and wellbeing, student behaviour and learning. Our psychologist provides advice and support on matters relating to specialist psychological assessment, diagnosis, intervention and consultation services.

Deborah Regel

Deborah Regel

The Chaplain’s role is to provide the school community with pastoral care. Pastoral care is concerned with the holistic care of individuals and focuses on the connections between emotional, psychological and spiritual wellbeing.

Our Chaplain provides a safe space to discuss concerns around family, relationships, coping strategies, grief and loss, and questions about the meaning of life. Conversations are confidential.

Taryn Hammond

Taryn Hammond

Taryn is our Student Support Officer and is located in the Student Services Hub. If you need to report an absence or early departure from campus, you can ring Taryn and leave a voicemail on 9314 0471 or send her an email at NorthLake.SC.StudentServices@education.wa.edu.au or SMS: 0409 089 499.

Taryn also helps students book appointments for the Wellness Centre should they need to see the School Psychologist, Chaplain or Nurse.

Karen Hogg

Karen Hogg

Karen works with Multicultural Futures and provides support to students in their first 5 years living in Australia. Areas Karen provides help in include: Centrelink, Transperth, transport, housing, sports and clubs, volunteering and job searching. She also can assist you to find a doctor, dentist or counsellor.

Jill Drummond

Jill Drummond

Jill is our Community Health Nurse and provides advice and support to students about accessing health care and information on a range of matters including healthy eating and nutrition, coping with illness, feeling stressed or unhappy, and sexual health.

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Ollie the Labrador

Ollie is a therapy dog who provides comfort and cuddles to students and staff who need a little care and attention. Ollie is a great listener and loves to spend time meeting new people.

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