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Guidance officer

The Guidance Officer is a person who has qualifications and training in counselling. A student's educational progress can be affected by a number of issues which could be addressed to ensure they are able to work effectively towards their goals while at school. These issues can include career goals, parent-adolescent relationships, grief and loss, peer relationships as well as mental health concerns.

Teaching and identification of students needing support

In line with the school's ideal of 'Educating the whole person' the Gap State High School integrates students with learning needs. Students in the program are encouraged and expected to attend mainstream classes with support being offered. The type of support offered is dependent on the individual student's needs. The aim of the program is to allows students to develop a sense of purpose and confidence which allows them to claim, 'Ours is the future'.

Learning support

The Gap State High School endeavours to create a supportive learning environment for all students. One of these initiatives is our Learning Assistance Program (LAP). This program aims to provide a unique opportunity for students to develop constructive relationships with adults in a one-on-one or small group learning environment and is specifically designed to assist students with learning difficulties or students who struggle with their school workload. This, in turn, helps students develop positive self-concepts and assists in reducing barriers to students’ learning. LAP was started in the 1990s as a way of helping to meet the needs of students with learning difficulties

Chaplain

Our Chaplain is our five day a week community funded Chaplain and is actively involved in a wide range of positive pastoral care activities in the school. He also works with the Guidance officer providing targeted support programs to individuals and groups of students who are experiencing difficult circumstances in their lives. Our Chaplain works with volunteers from the local community to support the spirituality component of the Gap Outdoor Education and Adventure Leadership Program, GOALS. Always enthusiastic about supporting Gap High students, our Chaplain also participates in the many camps offered to our students as part of the leadership training all students participate in from Year 8 to Year 12. Pastoral care and support is also provided by Guy, not only to the students but also to families and staff in times of crisis and bereavement. The role of Chaplaincy at The Gap State High School is pivotal to enhancing student wellbeing and engagement with learning, our Chaplain  not only to the students but also to families and staff in times of crisis and bereavement. The role of Chaplaincy at The Gap State High School is pivotal to enhancing student wellbeing and engagement with learning. 

Youth health nurse

The youth health nurse can see young people in private to talk about anything that affects health and wellbeing. These issues could include: health problems; relationships; personal and family problems; smoking, alcohol and drug use; sexual health; feeling unhappy or stressed; puberty, growing up and feeling good; healthy eating, exercise, weight and eating issues and getting in touch with the right service. The youth health nurse at The Gap State High School is Jodie Fisher. Appointments to see Jodie can be made through the office.