At Good Samaritan Catholic College, Guidance and Counselling services are offered to meet the personal, social, emotional, vocational and educational needs of students. This service is confidential within the limits required by student protection legislation and Brisbane Catholic Education's policy.
Students in Prep - 6 require a parent or guardian's permission to attend counselling sessions. Students in 7 - 12 are able to make an appointment independently, however, in some cases, we may need parent / guardian permission.
The Guidance Counsellors work closely with the Pastoral Leaders who often refer students on to them. They also maintain relationships with community support organisations and health professionals. They also provide career counselling, assistance with subject selection, Tertiary preparation and QTAC advice for students and families.
Appointments are available before and after school and during school time by contacting the school office or the counsellor directly.
The guidance counselling service provides the opportunity to discuss issues in a safe and confidential setting to explore unconsidered possibilities and opportunities to set goals and develop strategies for change. Issues include: