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Student Wellbeing - Pastoral Care

​Transition Programs

Orientation Program

Subject Selection Support

Academic Enhancement Plan

Academic Reviews

Study Skills Program

Social & Emotion Wellness Presentations

Motivation Initiatives

Positive Relationship audits

Leadership Opportunities

Community Participation

Gap Outdoor and Leadership Studies(GOALS)

​At The Gap State High School we are committed to fostering a safe, welcoming and nurturing learning environment, an environment where each student feels connected and valued.

In each year level students are assigned to a Roll Class which meets each morning and attend a weekly year level parade organised by the Year Level Coordinator.  Generally students remain with the Roll Class Teacher and Year Level Coordinator throughout their secondary schooling.  The Roll Class Teacher and Year Level Coordinator structure promotes a relationship between teachers and students that develops over the years as they work through a planned, sequential and developmentally appropriate pastoral care program that is further enhanced by our unique GOALS program.  By aligning the GOALS program there is a greater opportunity for social development through relationships, the awareness of self-concept, self-confidence, self-assessment, teamwork and leadership.

Pastoral care and academic achievement are inextricably linked.  Practical advice on study planners, time management, study skills, homework skills, tutorials, managing peer relationships are regularly discussed at year level assemblies and special year level presentations.

Our Support personnel:
Deputy Principal - Academic:
Junior School Social Wellness, Positive Behaviour Intervention, Junior School Organisational Structures, Teaching and Learning Improvement Agenda.

Junior Schooling Head of Department:

Transition, Academic Monitoring/Improvement, Teaching and Learning Improvement Agenda.

Year Level Coordinator - Each Year Level:

Social, Emotional and Positive Behaviour. Day to day policy, procedures and routines.

Form Class Teacher:

Pastoral Care, support Student's organisation structures, general monitoring and encouragement.

Peer Supporters:

Model, listen, encourage and direct.

Guidance and Behaviour Support Officer:

Our Guidance Officers are available to provide educational, personal and vocational assistance and counselling.  To make an appointment please contact the school office.

School Chaplain:

Our Chaplain is available for individual pastoral support.

Youth Nurse:

The School based Youth Mental Health Nurse provides support on adolescent health concerns and general health promotion.(2 days per week)

General Assistance:

Students requiring general information and assistance should see our office staff.

First Aid:

School Office, LTC Building, Sports hall Staffroom.

After Hours Contact:


It’s not uncommon to have tough days or a difficult week particularly when the demands of school, extracurricular activities, work or family increase.  For some people, these difficulties persist and you may feel down or your worries and fears persist over time and affect how you function. It may be helpful to seek support or help.  There are many people, places, websites and apps that can help you.


Phone Counselling Services

Kids Helpline | | 1800 55 1800



University Clinics

QUT Psychology and Counselling
UQ Psychology Clinic
General Practitioner- your doctor

Psychologists- you can make an appointment directly or your doctor may discuss a Mental Health  



Smiling Minds                 


The Young and Well CRC 

MoodGYM Training Program

The Brave Program