Student Services

Student Services Team

The Student Services team provides support for the many issues, positive and challenging, large and small, that students deal with from time to time. The Student Service Centre has been set up to provide assistance for students who may be experiencing academic, vocational, social, emotional or health concerns. The ultimate goal of the Student Services team is to help students reach their full potential. The team consists of two Program Coordinators, a Chaplain, a Community Nurse, a Psychologist, an Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer, the Follow The Dream Program Coordinator, two Deadly Sista Girlz staff members and two Clontarf Academy staff members. Together, they assist students in planning for the future focusing on further education, careers and competence in adult life. The key areas of work are assisting students to make appropriate subject choices, supporting students with emotional or behavioural difficulties, and organise events to enable students to be fully involved in school life. The team provides a service to meet the needs of the whole child so that their experience at school is happy, healthy and conducive to learning.

The Katanning Senior High School Student Services team is made up of:

Ms Louise Armstrong – Middle School Program Coordinator

Mr Frank Gaudin – Senior School Program Coordinator

Ms Laura Hegney  – Provisionally Registered School Psychologist

Ms Sharon Muir – School Nurse

Mr Jonathon Prosser – School Chaplain

Mrs Caitlyn Fitzgerald – Follow the Dream: Partnerships in Success Program Coordinator

Mrs Marrisa Willey (Acting) –  Deadly Sista Girlz

Miss Jasmine Ugle – Deadly Sista Girlz Trainee

Mr Michael Harris – Director – Clontarf Academy

Mr Willy Roe – Manager of Operations – Clontarf Academy


School Chaplain Services

Katanning Senior High Schools chaplain is on site three days per week. This service is funded by the school in conjunction with Federal Government funding (until the end of 2017) and money raised through the tireless efforts of local Church and community fundraising through the YouthCARE council.

Chaplains are qualified in pastoral care and youth work. They respect all people, no matter who they are, where they’re from, or what their personal belief system is. If asked to do so, Chaplains will discuss spiritual matters with a person, in a way that best serves that person. Our Chaplain is a part of the professional student services team and offer support by:

  • Providing pastoral care for staff, students and families.
  • Linking the school with local community, support agencies and organisations.
  • Playing an active role assisting and supporting school events.
  • Facilitating pastoral support programs and resources.
  • Supporting, mentoring, encouraging and empowering the school community.

Interaction with the Chaplain is voluntary and students may opt out of any Chaplaincy-facilitated assistance at any stage.


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