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Guidance Officer - Years 11-12

Katrina Dalton
Office – D14 Support Staff Area
4976 6151


Guidance Officers are experienced teachers who have completed postgraduate qualifications at Masters Level in Guidance and Counselling or have psychology qualifications. 


 Their role in the school is to provide specialised support and counselling for students and parents in personal, academic and vocational areas.   At Gladstone State High, they work closely with other school support staff and with the school administration to ensure that the welfare needs of all students are met.

Some of the issues which our Guidance staff may assist with include:

  • Personal Counselling  (issues affecting home, school, work, friends etc)
  • Career Counselling, information and advice
  • Subject selections and changes
  • Course information
  • Tertiary applications through QTAC
  • Class information sessions on issues such as Stress and mental health
  • Time management, Motivation, Anger management, school life balance, grief, conflict resolution
  • Behaviour management
  • School life skills programs
  • Supporting  students at risk of disengaging from learning
  • Referral on to other school support staff and community agencies

How do students access the Guidance Officer

Students may self-refer or be referred by parents, teachers or members of the school administration team.  Conversations with parents and students are generally confidential, except in cases where there is a concern about possible harm to the student.