Officers, Mr Deryck Anderson and Ms Nicole Turnbull, are fully qualified
teachers with post-graduate degrees in education and counselling. Guidance Officers work with teachers, parents and community members, external
agencies and other stakeholders to support the mental, social and emotional
health of students and maximise educational outcomes. This occurs through the
use of evidence-based practices in case management, as well as, educational,
vocational and personal counselling. Our Guidance Officers works within a
multi-disciplinary team and contribute to Albany Creek State High School’s comprehensive student
support and wellbeing framework, that is responsive to the needs of the school
provide confidential services, in accordance with education policy and
legislative requirements, supportive counselling and referrals to external
services as appropriate. Psychoeducational assessments and career
development also form an important part of the work Guidance Officers undertake
to enhance positive educational outcomes and career pathways for all students.
They provide leadership in responding to some of the most complex and
challenging of circumstances including student protection matters, critical
incidents, mental health issues, and suicide prevention and postvention
The guidance and
counselling rooms are at the far end of the administration block. The
guidance room has resources to help you with career planning and personal
issues. You can either drop in during a break or see the Guidance Officer
for an appointment time. You may also email to make an appointment at Guidance Officer or
phone (07) 3325 6333.
Health and Wellbeing @ ACSHS
At Albany Creek State High School we value each student and recognise
that each individual student at any given time may have varying mental health
issues and levels of resilience. Albany Creek SHS conforms to Education
Queensland policies and Best Practice.
The learning and
wellbeing framework for all Queensland State Schools.
To find out more information regarding support and
available resources see the Student
Well-being Hub (PDF, 375 KB) , Parent
Well-being Hub (PDF, 369 KB) and Online Safety
Hub (PDF, 188 KB).
connected to learning
Our young people are growing up in a world driven by new
technologies and economic globalisation. Their future means they need a new set
of cognitive, social and emotional skills for success.
Healthy, confident and resilient young people who can
successfully navigate a more complex world are vital for Queensland's future.
We know that a supportive environment that combines a focus on wellbeing
with a focus on learning is optimal — without one, the other will not happen.
Responding to individual and group differences, promoting collaborative
learning, connecting to the hearts and minds of every student, and teaching
students how to manage their wellbeing, are just some of the ways our teachers
are making sure students thrive. Our school continues to provide inclusive
environments that nurture the wellbeing of all students so they become resilient
lifelong learners who respond positively to their changing world and pursue
their passions with confidence.