Callaghan College Waratah Campus

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Wellbeing Team

Our strategic, whole school approach to wellbeing and engagement is aligned with the Department of Education's Wellbeing Framework and supports our students to connect, succeed and thrive at each stage of their learning and development. 

Our Wellbeing Team is a network of people who can assist students with their wellbeing needs. The team consists of the following staff:

Deputy Principals:

  • Year 7: Mrs Michelle Maher
  • Year 8: Mr Lindsay Morrow 
  • Year 9 & 10: Ms Nicole Avard 
  • Special and Inclusive Education: Mr Jeff Bull

Head Teachers of Wellbeing: 

Our Wellbeing Head Teachers coordinate our whole school wellbeing program, liaise with external service providers and ensure all students are given a voice and are listened to. Students are encouraged to contact our Wellbeing staff about any personal, social, wellbeing or academic concerns.

  • Head Teacher Wellbeing (Year 7 and 8): Ms Joanne Myers
  • Head Teacher Wellbeing (Year 9 and 10): Ms Louise Payne 

School Counsellors: 

  • Ms Clair Hinchey (Mon, Fri)
  • Dr Kerri McCarthy (Tues, Thurs)
  • Mr Matthew Russ (Wed) 

Find out more about our Counselling Services for students and families.

Year Advisors: 

Year Advisors work closely with teachers to support individual students in their Year group. They are an ideal contact for parents who wish to raise issues or concerns about their child - usually concerns that are non-academic or not specific to one subject.

  • Year 7: Miss Larissa Lenton & Miss Abby Salter
  • Year 8: Mr Chad Hopkin & Ms Rachael Hurn 
  • Year 9: Ms Lauren Taylor & Ms Kirstie Thompson 
  • Year 10: Mr Simon Tarrant & Mr Dave Range