Student Support

Taroona High provides a range of support services for all students. We understand the diversity of our learners and our support team can provide support and advice on a range of issues.

Student Support - Meet Our Team:

School Health Nurse

Deirdre Cooper is our school health nurse and can answer any questions you might have about:

• growing up
• sleep
• mental health
• healthy eating and body image
• relationships, general health and wellbeing
• sexual health, smoking, alcohol and drugs

School Psychologist 

Russ Ebert is our school psychologist and sees students for a variety of reasons:

• emotional support
• crisis support
• mental health support
• managing stress and coping strategies
• adjustments in education to support students
• educational assessments and support around study

Social Workers

Karen Medcraft and Andrea Witt can help you with:

• advice and referral
• counselling – family, crisis and emotional support
• student advocacy
• support with attendance

At Taroona High School we believe that all members of the school community - students, parents and staff - have certain rights and responsibilities. The School Association has adopted several policies that guide our practice. These policies include:

  • Supportive School Environment Policy (SSE)
  • Pathways for Student Management (contained in the SSE Policy)
  • Anti-Discrimination, Anti Bullying and Anti-Harassment Policy
  • Drug Education Policy
  • Information and Communication Technologies Policy

Parents are welcome to enquire at the school for copies of these policies.

All of these policies are based on the belief that:

  • all students have the right to learn
  • all teachers have the right to teach
  • everyone has the right to a safe and clean environment
  • everyone has the right not to be harassed by others, to be treated fairly, with respect and in a courteous manner
  • everyone is responsible for their own behaviour and accepts the consequences of this behaviour
  • each student accepts that the teacher is in charge and co-operates with the reasonable instructions given.

At Taroona High School we believe that all members of the school community - students, parents and staff - have certain rights and responsibilities. The School Association has adopted several policies that guide our practice. These policies include:

  • Supportive School Environment Policy (SSE)
  • Pathways for Student Management (contained in the SSE Policy)
  • Anti-Discrimination, Anti Bullying and Anti-Harassment Policy
  • Drug Education Policy
  • Information and Communication Technologies Policy