Wellbeing/Careers

Please become familiar with the guidelines below before making a wellbeing/careers appointment.

Wellbeing
Suzanne Cory High School has two student counsellors, Josh Whelan and Lina Paye, who are available to assist students with a range of different issues. If you would like to make an appointment with either of them, please follow the links at the bottom of this page. If you have any questions, feel free to contact them by calling the school, emailing them at wellbeing@suzannecoryhs.vic.edu.au, or by visiting them at their offices (keep in mind that we cannot guarantee that we will be available without a prior booking).

Appointment Guidelines
Appointments can be made during class time, however where possible, they should be made during study periods (for Year 12's). Students should also take care to not skip the same class multiple times in a row. While we can approve absences, it is 100% on the student to arrange to catch up on any missed work.

Further, unless otherwise arranged, students should not be making more than one appointment a week. If more than one appointment is required, please speak directly to one of us. 

If you cannot attend an appointment, please let the staff member know ASAP, or cancel the appointment through the Calendly website.

Confidentiality
What you choose to talk about in counselling is completely confidential. That means that everything that you say stays private between yourself and the counsellor. Counselling sessions are documented, and this information is stored securely (unable to be accessed by anyone outside the counselling team).

Remember, that in times where your safety or that of someone else is at risk, confidentiality may have to be broken. We will remain 100% transparent in this process, and will always speak with you first before any action is taken.

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Careers Guidelines
Students cannot visit Careers during class time. Year 12 students are encouraged to book appointments during study periods. These appointments provide time to discuss career options in depth. All students can visit Careers before school, during recess or lunchtime, or after school.

Please add a reminder to your diary/phone so that you remember your appointment. If you cannot attend an appointment, please let the staff member know ASAP, or cancel the appointment through the Calendly website.

Topics of Discussion:
1. Career planning - Careers can help students to identify suitable career options, and help students assess and develop their skills in these areas.
2. Tertiary Study Pathways and Applications -  Careers assists students to make smart decisions about study beyond high school, and assists with the application process.
3. Job Applications - Careers can review resumes and cover letters, and can conduct mock interviews. Please email a copy of a Resume/Cover Letter before the appointment.
4. Scholarships - Careers assists students to apply for scholarships, such as the Western Chances Scholarship.

Confidentiality - What you choose to talk about in counselling is completely confidential. That means that everything that you say stays private between yourself and the counsellor. Counselling sessions are documented, and this information is stored securely (unable to be accessed by anyone outside the counselling team).

At the end of Year 12, Careers can access your ATAR, VCE Study Scores, and VTAC Course Preferences and Offers. These details are confidential, and only shared outside of the Careers, Leadership and Assessment teams at the school. These results are only used to assist the counselling process, and for data reporting in the school. Please note, Careers do not have access to view SEAS applications.

Remember, that in times where your safety or that of someone else is at risk, confidentiality may have to be broken. We will remain 100% transparent in this process, and will always speak with you first before any action is taken.

Appointment Links
Josh (Wellbeing - Josh will be leaving on the 17th of May. Discuss wellbeing appointments with Ms. Paye, or your Head of House).
Ms. Paye (Wellbeing/Careers)
Mr. Taig  (Careers)