Student Wellbeing Services at Thornbury High School

Students are better prepared for learning when they are healthy, safe and happy, therefore, student welfare is the responsibility of all staff working in a whole school context. Student learning cannot be separated from welfare
(DEECD, Framework for Student Support Services)

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.

Visit the Thornbury High School’s Student Wellbeing Services (SWS) Website here

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.

The school also follows the guidelines and procedures outlined by the Department of Education’s PROTECT initiative. A copy of the policy can be found here. Their latest newsletter can be viewed here.

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

  • Headspace

  • Engage1on1 child and adolescent psychologists

  • Darebin Community Health

  • Darebin Youth Services

Student Support

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

  • Finances/ Centrelink

  • Housing

  • Smoking, alcohol or drug use

  • Trauma, grief and loss

  • Sexual health/sexuality

  • 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).