Student Wellbeing Services at Thornbury High School
Thornbury High School has a whole school approach to wellbeing with numerous staff available to support students including: form teachers, coordinators, managers, attendance officers and wellbeing staff.
Thornbury High School’s Student Wellbeing Services (SWS) department reflects the school’s longstanding commitment to providing every young person with the right to complete their education in a safe and supportive learning environment. In line with the school’s core values charter, the SWS department provide health and wellbeing support to young people as they navigate their way through education, adolescence and prepare for adulthood.
This website has been created as an accessible, but not exhaustive directory of information about youth, health and wellbeing for students, parents, guardians, carers and staff of Thornbury High School.
Student Wellbeing Services Team
At Thornbury High School, Student Wellbeing Services work together with community organisations and local agencies to offer every student at the school access to support. The Student Wellbeing Services team at Thornbury High School includes:
Student Services Coordinator: Peggy Oberthier
Adolescent Health Nurse: Claire Logue (Tuesdays and Fridays)
Community organisations and local agencies we work with include:
DEECD social workers and Psychologist
Engage1on1 child and adolescent psychologists
Darebin Community Health
Darebin Youth Services
Students can be referred to the Student Wellbeing Services team by Teachers, Co-ordinators, Parents/Guardians and may also self -refer for issues such as:
Friendship and relationship concerns
Information for school projects
Feeling unhappy or stressed/other mental health concerns
Personal and family issues
Getting in touch with the right service
Smoking, alcohol or drug use
Trauma, grief and loss
General health/ health concerns
Anything that affects health and wellbeing
We are located in the Student Wellbeing Services Portable (at the end of the Music department, across from the Year 7 Centre).