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Guidance and counselling services

Woodridge State High School provides a guidance and counselling service for all students and their parents/guardians and teachers. The service is accessible on a range of different levels to ensure that students are equipped to balance a range of educational, personal, social and emotional issues they may encounter through their adolescent years.

Guidance services include:

Educational Counselling/Information

• Assist students to select subjects and courses appropriate to their interests

• Help in developing successful and effective study skills

• Help students and parents/guardians to interpret school assessment and provide information on Tertiary entry (OP scores/QCS test, Tertiary Rank Selection) and the QCE

Personal Counselling (students and parents/guardians)

• Help students successfully resolve personal concerns which may adversely affect progress at school and home

• Enhance students coping skills with worrying or stressful situations during their adolescent years

• Enhance parents coping skills

• Where necessary act as a liaison/referral person to community agencies and/or specialist organisations (Department of Children's Services)

Career counselling

• Help students obtain accurate, up-to-date information on careers, courses, school-based traineeships and apprenticeships, TAFE courses and private training organisations

• Tertiary pathways – Universities, Private Colleges

How to make an appointment

We have two Guidance Officers who work in the school. Students can self refer by making an appointment through the school office. Parents/guardians can make an appointment in person through the reception desk or by phoning the school on 3290 7222