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Officers for Welfare and Learning (OWLs)
Officers for Welfare and Learning (OWLs)
Student Services
Student Services
Guidance Officer
Guidance Officer
English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD)
English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD)
Education Support Centre
Education Support Centre
Student Management
Student Management
Officers for Welfare and Learning (OWLs)

Officers for Welfare and Learning (OWLs)

Officers for Welfare and Learning (OWLs)

The Officers for Welfare and Learning (OWLs) oversee their entire Year cohorts. It is their responsibility to develop positive morale and foster and maintain genuine pastoral care. They do this by ensuring that issues of administration pertinent to their Year cohorts are communicated and executed efficiently and issues of a pastoral nature are addressed promptly and sensitively. They provide a first contact for parents to address issues for their children.

They:

  • know their students
  • lead their team of Special Programs' teachers
  • address parent concerns
  • communicate with parents and conduct interviews
  • are aware of the study patterns of their students
  • monitor attendance and uniform
  • lead the organisation of camps, formals and any other relevant Year events
  • communicate to staff any information that may be relevant for the teaching of particular students

 

If you have an issue related to attendance, behaviour, uniform or missed work (for all classes), please contact the relevant Officer for Welfare and Learning.

 

Year 7 and 8 Ms Stacey Warwick swarw3@eq.edu.au
Year 9 and 10 Ms Jo Sever jseve8@eq.edu.au
Year 11 and 12 Ms Danielle Larkin dlark15@eq.edu.au

The Officers for Welfare and Learning (OWLs) oversee their entire Year cohorts. It is their responsibility to develop positive morale and foster and maintain genuine pastoral care. They do this by ensuring that issues of administration pertinent to their Year cohorts are communicated and executed efficiently and issues of a pastoral nature are addressed promptly and sensitively. They provide a first contact for parents to address issues for their children.

The Officers for Welfare and Learning (OWLs) oversee their entire Year cohorts. It is their responsibility to develop positive morale and foster and maintain genuine pastoral care. They do this by ensuring that issues of administration pertinent to their Year cohorts are communicated and executed efficiently and issues of a pastoral nature are addressed promptly and sensitively. They provide a first contact for parents to address issues for their children.

They:

  • know their students
  • lead their team of Special Programs' teachers
  • address parent concerns
  • communicate with parents and conduct interviews
  • are aware of the study patterns of their students
  • monitor attendance and uniform
  • lead the organisation of camps, formals and any other relevant Year events
  • communicate to staff any information that may be relevant for the teaching of particular students

 

If you have an issue related to attendance, behaviour, uniform or missed work (for all classes), please contact the relevant Officer for Welfare and Learning.

 

Year 7 and 8 Ms Stacey Warwick swarw3@eq.edu.au
Year 9 and 10 Ms Jo Sever jseve8@eq.edu.au
Year 11 and 12 Ms Danielle Larkin dlark15@eq.edu.au

Student Services

Student Services

Student Services

Runcorn State High School provides an array of Student Services to support students learning and social-emotional wellbeing.

 

Chaplain
Ms Tina McAndrew

The school Chaplaincy Service provides spiritual and emotional support to members of the school community. It’s in the prevention and rescue business: helping students find a better way to deal with issues ranging from family breakdown and loneliness to substance abuse, depression and self harm.

The Chaplaincy Service provides a listening ear and a caring presence for kids in crisis and those who just need a friend. It also provides support for staff and parents in the school community.

 

Nurse
Ms Andrea Stricklen

The nurse is employed by Queensland Health and works in partnership with Education Queensland by working within high schools to provide health information and a referral service for all secondary school students.

 

 

Runcorn State High School provides an array of Student Services to support students learning and social-emotional wellbeing.

Runcorn State High School provides an array of Student Services to support students learning and social-emotional wellbeing.

 

Chaplain
Ms Tina McAndrew

The school Chaplaincy Service provides spiritual and emotional support to members of the school community. It’s in the prevention and rescue business: helping students find a better way to deal with issues ranging from family breakdown and loneliness to substance abuse, depression and self harm.

The Chaplaincy Service provides a listening ear and a caring presence for kids in crisis and those who just need a friend. It also provides support for staff and parents in the school community.

 

Nurse
Ms Andrea Stricklen

The nurse is employed by Queensland Health and works in partnership with Education Queensland by working within high schools to provide health information and a referral service for all secondary school students.

 

 

Guidance Officer

Guidance Officer

Guidance Officer

The aim of the guidance service is to provide support to help students reach their academic and social potential and to overcome obstacles which may prevent them from doing so.

The areas of assistance include:

  • personal and educational concerns (e.g., counseling, school related and/or relationship concerns, family concerns, coping strategies, education support plans)
  • problem-solving and decision making (e.g., bullying, motivation and goals, study habits)
  • academic and career guidance (e.g., enrolments, subject selection, career pathways, assistance with tertiary applications through QTAC, university information and activities)

The Guidance Officer provides a confidential service for students and will only disclose information with the student’s consent or if it is of an illegal nature or a safety issue. The Guidance Officer is one of the support services provided by the Student Services team at the school. This team works closely with students and their families, staff/administration and external agencies/professionals to provide a wide range of support and to ensure that the welfare needs of students are met. Services are delivered to students as individuals or in a group format. Referrals can be made by students, parents, teachers or members of staff/administration.

The Guidance Officer communicates to students and parents about various opportunities, open days/information nights and external resources through a variety of means (e.g., daily student notices, student email, Student Services pin board, under the Student Services tab on the Learning Place, and/or via the school’s electronic newsletter ‘enews’)

If you would like further information about how the Guidance Officer can assist you, please contact the Guidance Officer on 3323 1652 to make an appointment.

The aim of the guidance service is to provide support to help students reach their academic and social potential and to overcome obstacles which may prevent them from doing so.

The aim of the guidance service is to provide support to help students reach their academic and social potential and to overcome obstacles which may prevent them from doing so.

The areas of assistance include:

  • personal and educational concerns (e.g., counseling, school related and/or relationship concerns, family concerns, coping strategies, education support plans)
  • problem-solving and decision making (e.g., bullying, motivation and goals, study habits)
  • academic and career guidance (e.g., enrolments, subject selection, career pathways, assistance with tertiary applications through QTAC, university information and activities)

The Guidance Officer provides a confidential service for students and will only disclose information with the student’s consent or if it is of an illegal nature or a safety issue. The Guidance Officer is one of the support services provided by the Student Services team at the school. This team works closely with students and their families, staff/administration and external agencies/professionals to provide a wide range of support and to ensure that the welfare needs of students are met. Services are delivered to students as individuals or in a group format. Referrals can be made by students, parents, teachers or members of staff/administration.

The Guidance Officer communicates to students and parents about various opportunities, open days/information nights and external resources through a variety of means (e.g., daily student notices, student email, Student Services pin board, under the Student Services tab on the Learning Place, and/or via the school’s electronic newsletter ‘enews’)

If you would like further information about how the Guidance Officer can assist you, please contact the Guidance Officer on 3323 1652 to make an appointment.

English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD)

English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD)

English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD)

The English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD) program provides language support across the curriculum for recently arrived Non-English Speaking Background (NESB) students. This support enables students to function more effectively within the classroom and assists them in the achievement of their academic and personal goals.

Support takes the form of:

  • Initial and on-going assessment of students' needs and abilities
  • Negotiating needs based levels of in-class or individual support for students in consultation with classroom teachers
  • Advising classroom teachers on cultural differences which may cause adjustment difficulties in the early stages of the EALD student’s entry to the school
  • Providing strategies and resources to classroom teachers to assist EALD learners to function more effectively within the classroom
  • Teaching ESL students, individually or in small groups to address specific problems or needs
  • Liaison with Guidance Officer, other support staff and parents to ensure EALD learners are given the best possible opportunity to achieve their academic and personal goals
Students are required to be at Band Scale 5 for entry into Runcorn SHS.

For further information please contact the EALD Coordinator – Raju Minocha on 33231638 or email rmino7@eq.edu.au

The English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD) program provides language support across the curriculum for recently arrived Non-English Speaking Background (NESB) students. This support enables students to function more effectively within the classroom and assists them in the achievement of their academic and personal goals.

The English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD) program provides language support across the curriculum for recently arrived Non-English Speaking Background (NESB) students. This support enables students to function more effectively within the classroom and assists them in the achievement of their academic and personal goals.

Support takes the form of:

  • Initial and on-going assessment of students' needs and abilities
  • Negotiating needs based levels of in-class or individual support for students in consultation with classroom teachers
  • Advising classroom teachers on cultural differences which may cause adjustment difficulties in the early stages of the EALD student’s entry to the school
  • Providing strategies and resources to classroom teachers to assist EALD learners to function more effectively within the classroom
  • Teaching ESL students, individually or in small groups to address specific problems or needs
  • Liaison with Guidance Officer, other support staff and parents to ensure EALD learners are given the best possible opportunity to achieve their academic and personal goals
Students are required to be at Band Scale 5 for entry into Runcorn SHS.

For further information please contact the EALD Coordinator – Raju Minocha on 33231638 or email rmino7@eq.edu.au

Education Support Centre

Education Support Centre

Education Support Centre

The Educational Support Centre is the hub for special education and learning support services in the school. The team that works here comprises of both teachers and teacher aides and is led by the Head of Special Education Services.

Students with a disability who enrol in the school have a teacher as their case manager. This teacher is responsible for developing an Individualised Education Plan (IEP) for the student and sharing this with the students, teachers and other relevant staff in the school. Students may also receive support in their classes from teachers and teacher aides and may be offered tutorials to support their learning when required. Wherever possible students are encouraged to participate in regular classes with support however in a small number of cases alternative programs can be offered.

Students who have other special needs related to learning are identified by the learning support team. The teachers in this team conduct assessments and collate information on students and their learning needs and disseminate this information to all relevant teachers. They also offer advice to teachers about how to support the students’ learning needs in the regular classroom. Students may also request support from this team when they have assignments or other assessment. Some in-class support may also be provided by teachers and teacher aides from this team.

The Special Education Program at Runcorn SHS is also a specialist facility for Deaf and hearing impaired students. Educational Interpreters and Auslan Language Models form an integral part of the team and many staff are either proficient in Auslan or developing their fluency.

Students with a disability or special learning needs wanting to enrol at the school must apply through the regular enrolment channels.

The Educational Support Centre is the hub for special education and learning support services in the school. The team that works here comprises of both teachers and teacher aides and is led by the Head of Special Education Services.

Students with a disability who enrol in the school have a teacher as their case manager. This teacher is responsible for developing an Individualised Education Plan (IEP) for the student and sharing this with the students, teachers and other relevant staff in the school. Students may also receive support in their classes from teachers and teacher aides and may be offered tutorials to support their learning when required. Wherever possible students are encouraged to participate in regular classes with support however in a small number of cases alternative programs can be offered.

Students who have other special needs related to learning are identified by the learning support team. The teachers in this team conduct assessments and collate information on students and their learning needs and disseminate this information to all relevant teachers. They also offer advice to teachers about how to support the students’ learning needs in the regular classroom. Students may also request support from this team when they have assignments or other assessment. Some in-class support may also be provided by teachers and teacher aides from this team.

The Special Education Program at Runcorn SHS is also a specialist facility for Deaf and hearing impaired students. Educational Interpreters and Auslan Language Models form an integral part of the team and many staff are either proficient in Auslan or developing their fluency.

Students with a disability or special learning needs wanting to enrol at the school must apply through the regular enrolment channels.

Student Management

Student Management

Student Management

Runcorn State High School is committed to providing a safe, respectful and disciplined learning environment for students and staff, where students have opportunities to engage in quality learning experiences and acquire values supportive of their lifelong wellbeing.

Our school community has identified the following behaviour expectations to teach and promote our high standards of responsible behaviour:

 

  • Courtesy
  • Cooperation
  • Consideration
  • Common Sense

Our school behaviour expectations have been agreed upon and endorsed by all staff and our school P&C. They are aligned with the values, principles and expected standards outlined in Education Queensland’s Code of School Behaviour.  

School Wide Positive Behaviour (SWPBS)

Runcorn SHS is a SWPBS school. The purpose of School Wide Positive Behaviour Support is to establish a school climate in which appropriate behaviour is the norm for all students. It provides school communities with an effective evidence based approach to creating positive and engaging school environments and focuses on three levels of intervention: primary, secondary and tertiary prevention.

SWPBS provides educational leaders with a school improvement framework for ensuring that the learning environment of their school is focused on creating a positive regard and engagement.

The framework requires the establishment of school wide expectations that are developed in collaboration, explicitly taught and reinforced with all school community members. SWPBS focuses on data and inquiry to drive continuous improvement in the school’s behaviour management processes and policies.

Positive behaviour is recognised through the PRIDE Awards system. Students are given PRIDE Awards to reinforce positive behaviours. Students who achieve positive behaviour often are rewarded with PRIDE Award milestone badges and recognition to the school community.

 

Runcorn State High School is committed to providing a safe, respectful and disciplined learning environment for students and staff, where students have opportunities to engage in quality learning experiences and acquire values supportive of their lifelong wellbeing.

Our school community has identified the following behaviour expectations to teach and promote our high standards of responsible behaviour:

 

  • Courtesy
  • Cooperation
  • Consideration
  • Common Sense

Our school behaviour expectations have been agreed upon and endorsed by all staff and our school P&C. They are aligned with the values, principles and expected standards outlined in Education Queensland’s Code of School Behaviour.  

School Wide Positive Behaviour (SWPBS)

Runcorn SHS is a SWPBS school. The purpose of School Wide Positive Behaviour Support is to establish a school climate in which appropriate behaviour is the norm for all students. It provides school communities with an effective evidence based approach to creating positive and engaging school environments and focuses on three levels of intervention: primary, secondary and tertiary prevention.

SWPBS provides educational leaders with a school improvement framework for ensuring that the learning environment of their school is focused on creating a positive regard and engagement.

The framework requires the establishment of school wide expectations that are developed in collaboration, explicitly taught and reinforced with all school community members. SWPBS focuses on data and inquiry to drive continuous improvement in the school’s behaviour management processes and policies.

Positive behaviour is recognised through the PRIDE Awards system. Students are given PRIDE Awards to reinforce positive behaviours. Students who achieve positive behaviour often are rewarded with PRIDE Award milestone badges and recognition to the school community.