The role of the Community Education Counsellor (CEC) is to provide educational counselling and support services to Maori and Pacific Island students to equip them for the development of learning and participation at school. This involves connecting with students, school staff, community and family of students to ensure that the finest knowledge is obtained to support each individual student.
The location at the school is in Wellbeing Centre (oval end). This space is where the Pacific Liaison Officer (PLO) work from, provides educational resources and a safe space in which students can express themselves. It also acts as a space for guests, parents and community organisations to work and meet.
We have built numerous partnerships with outside community groups, individuals and key stake holders for Educational and Cultural purposes. Some of these partnerships include, Yourtown, Multilink, Logan Police, Access, Griffith University LEAD programs for Year 10, 11 and 12, Equity Services and PCYC.
The PLO also facilitates the Crossing Cultures – to provide cross-cultural awareness training to the School and broader community, to ensure that the appropriate embedding of Maori & Pacific Island perspectives in schools is obtained. Through this engagement with Teachers, the PLO is often approached to be a Guest Speaker or provide contacts to community in which to engage in the classroom. Support in developing strategies to best engage students and families by incorporating, culture, values, beliefs, languages and lifestyles.