There are a range of support services available to both students and parents at Banksia Park International High School. Students can approach the relevant person or complete an appointment request slip through the student services desk. Parents can make appointments by contacting the school.

 

Caregroup and Subject Teachers

Caregroup teachers are a great first point of contact for a variety of matters including:

  • Attendance/absence
  • Uniform
  • Daily routines
  • General matters.

It is best to contact a subject teacher if you have curriculum or subject specific matters.

 

Year Level Managers / Assistant Principals

Year level managers are assigned to each year level. They are available to support caregroup and subject teachers and students on a range of issues including:

  • Student attendance
  • Student behaviour management
  • Subject selections
  • Timetable changes
  • Daily planner use
  • Extended caregroup program.

 

Student Services Desk

This is located in the administration building and provides a range of support services for students and parents including:

  • First aid / sick room
  • Parent pick up
  • Lost property
  • Access to phone
  • Locating a student or teacher
  • Signing in and out
  • Make appointments for support services.

 

Counselling

Counselling is available by making an appointment through the student services desk. The counselling office is located in the student services area. Students can talk to a counsellor about a range of issues including:

  • School based issues
  • Subject information
  • Career information
  • Friendships
  • Harassment
  • Personal issues
  • Health issues.

The counsellor can provide access/referral to outside support agencies.

 

Career and Transition Pathways

Students have access to our transition pathways coordinator who can assist with a variety of pathways including:

  • Career planning
  • Higher education
  • Applying for TAFE and Universities
  • Apprenticeships and traineeships
  • Resume writing
  • Subject selections
  • Vocational Education and Training (VET)
  • Flexible Learning Options (FLO).

 

Special Needs

The special needs teachers and support staff assist students with disabilities and learning needs to maximise their success. Individual learning plans assist with recommendations for support to benefit students.

Students can be supported in a variety of ways including:

  • Tutoring
  • Alternate programs
  • Classroom assistance
  • Differentiation of curriculum.

 

Pastoral Support Worker

The PSW supports students with:

  • The provision and organisation of Café 12 facilities for year 12 students
  • Prayer group
  • Connections to local churches
  • School events and activities.
  • Providing links within the community

 

Aboriginal Education

Our Aboriginal students and their families are supported by our aboriginal education teacher and aboriginal community education officer. Together they work in many ways including:

  • Supporting student learning in and out of class
  • Assisting teachers with student learning
  • School and pathway planning
  • Organisation of functions and activities to embrace Aboriginal culture and identity.