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Greystanes High School

Greystanes High School

Success smiles on effort

Telephone02 9631 9144

Emailgreystanes-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Student support team

The Student Support Team (SST) at Greystanes High School aims to help all students to achieve to their potential and have a positive school experience.

The team will provide mechanisms to support the whole school community through:

  • development, implementation or coordination of program to meet the academic and well being needs of students
  • case management of individual students.

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If you have any concerns about your child a Parent Contact Guide is attached. This guide lists first and secondary points of contact for each concern.  If you are unsure of who to contact or for any other concerns please contact the school office.

Year advisors

Year advisors are responsible for individual cohorts of students from Years 7 to 12. They lead and facilitate the academic, social and welfare needs of their year group throughout their schooling.

Parents can contact year advisor's to discuss their child's progress or welfare needs.

Year advisors liaise with, coordinate and provide information to the Board of Studies, Department of Education and Training, work places, school community, students, parents and carers, and the greater community.

The 2023 year advisors

  • Year 7 - Ms J Cook
  • Year 8 - Ms M Norman
  • Year 9 - Ms G Drakos
  • Year 10 - Ms T Mills
  • Year 11 - Ms J Chau
  • Year 12 - Mr H Newell  

Peer support program

Greystanes High School recognises that the transition from primary school to high school may be difficult. To assist Year 7 students with this transition, we run a peer support program. This program aims to provide Year 7 students with a supportive learning environment in which to develop skills, understandings, attitudes and strategies to help them through high school. In addition, they will develop key skills in resilience, assertiveness, working through conflict, decision making and problem solving. The trained peer support leaders will gain valuable opportunities in being in a leadership position and a positive role model. This in turn aims to boost their self confidence and develops their sense of responsibility as well.

The peer support is run by selected Year 10 students who will undergo two days of leadership training in Term 4 of Year 9. Peer support is then run the following year, one session per week for the first ten weeks of Term 1. Each group of 6-8 Year 7 students are paired with two Year 10 leaders.

The first session occurs on the first day of school and is a school tour, where students are given time to familiarise themselves with their surroundings. The last session is a celebration, where peer support groups are rewarded for the successful completion of peer support.

Peer mediation

Peer mediation is the process where students who are involved in some kind of conflict, together with two peer mediators, isolate the issue and develop options, consider alternatives and reach an agreement that suits both parties. The peer mediators don't make the decisions, the students in conflict do.

The opportunity to become a peer mediator is open to all students in Year 8 to 10. Training is run once a year. As a student if you would like to know more speak to your year adviser.