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Student services and support

Emerald State High School has many services and support staff to offer to parents and students.

Guidance Officer

The school's Guidance Officer is available to assist students with some of the following:
  •  Subject selection, learning styles and study skills
  •  Career assistance including jobs, careers and scholarships
  • Psychometric assessment
  • Counselling
  • Mental Health issues, referrals and plans
 Students can access the GO in Support Works, and appointments can be made via the office on (07) 4988 2222.

Chaplaincy Program

A School Chaplain is a safe person for young people to connect with at school and provides a listening ear, caring presence, and a message of hope.  Chaplains run positive, fun activities for students and assist in fostering supportive, caring school communities.
The school currently has 2 Chaplains servicing our school who are available Monday to Friday. Students can access the Chaplain by visiting them at Support Works without an appointment. 

Youth Support Coordinator

The Youth Support Coordinator, works closely with senior secondary students to support their transition into and through their senior phase of learning. The Coordinator works with students in Years 10 to 12 who are at risk of disengaging, or have already disengaged from education, to remain engaged with their education to enhance their future opportunities.
Some of the support services provided by the Youth Support Coordinator are:
  • referring at risk students to appropriate agencies and support services that will assist students to overcome barriers to education and training
  • provide individual support, case management and, where appropriate, group support to students
 Our Youth Support Coordinator is available Monday to Thursday in Support Works.

School Based Health Nurse

The School Based youth Health Nurse meets with young people in private to talk about health concerns, relationships, sexual health, personal or family issues, smoking, alcohol and drug use. She can also:
  • Address concerns or problems about health and wellbeing.
  • Help create a more supportive, healthy school environment. 
  • Connect people to other support services outside the school.


The Nurse is available Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. Students can access the School Nurse by visiting them at Support Works without an appointment.