Cecil Hills High School - Case Studies
The Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation in the NSW Department of Education has recognised Cecil Hills HS as a centre of excellence for student wellbeing. In order to help share our success with other schools, the NSW Department of Education created a case study outlining our structured approach to supporting student wellbeing. This includes a podcast with the Secretary of the NSW Department of Education.
Headspace is a national youth mental health organisation with offices in Liverpool, Bankstown and Parramatta. Headspace is a one-stop shop for young people who need help with mental health, physical health (including sexual health), alcohol and other drugs or work and study support. Headspace also provides free online and telephone support.
Smiling Mind App
The Smiling Mind App is a tool developed by psychologists and educators to help bring balance to the lives of young people. The app contains a number of mindfulness programs that can be used for as little as ten minutes a day.
School Counsellors are employed by the NSW Department of Education (DoE) to assist students with a variety of educational, social and emotional issues. They can provide a number of services, including individual psychological assessments, counselling, educational assessments and assistance for students with special needs. School Counsellors work closely with the School Executive, Student Advisers, Careers Adviser, Support Teacher Learning Assistance and other staff to help individual students achieve their goals. They also provide a link between feeder primary schools and Cecil Hills High School, enabling a smoother transition into high school for many Year 7 students.
Our school counsellors are Mr Nathan Attard, Ms Belinda Simone. The counsellors may be contacted on 9822-1430. For information in community languages see School Counselling Service.
Students needing support out of school hours should call the Kids Helpline 1800 551 800 or Lifeline 13 1114.
The Street University
This year Cecil Hills High have partnered with The Street University Liverpool (Ted Noffs Foundation) to set up an outreach counselling service, operating out of the welfare hub every Monday. The Street University is a youth development project created by the Ted Noffs Foundation which provides various community-based services and interactive spaces for people aged 12 to 25.