Student Wellbeing

Our Wellbeing program is based on respect: respect for one’s self, respect for others, and respect for the environment. Our aim is to develop the whole school community with a sense of perspective, balance and social justice that enables students to reach their full potential as global citizens.

Student Wellbeing

Fort Street emphasises the team approach to student wellbeing and provides counselling, peer support, overnight camps and mentoring as strategies for supporting students’ personal development and welfare needs.

In addition, the Student Representative Council is active in advocating issues relevant to student needs.

The Wellbeing Team

Our wellbeing team is led by the Head Teacher Wellbeing and consists of:

  • Counsellors
  • Year Advisors
  • Deputy Principals
  • Learning Support Staff

The Year Advisors, School Counsellor and Deputy Principals are key personnel in the welfare team and are available for students needing advice and assistance on any issue. There is a range of student initiated and student led activities across the school.

Learning Centre staff provides outstanding support to individual students. The Learning Support Team co-ordinates individual education plans for a wide range of students.

Year Advisers
Year 12
  • Carolyn Mattick
  • Helen Thompson
Year 11
  • Sali Woodhouse
  • Manar Hussein
Year 10 Tim Hasenbein
Year 9
  • Rod Carritt
  • Simon Pike
Year 8
  • Hugh O’Neil
  • Carol Fentoullis
Year 7
  • James Wright
  • Jenny Xu
Head Teacher Wellbeing Penelope Starr
School Counellors
  • Miori Shino
  • Gillian Murray
Learning Support
  • Jill Ryan
  • Alissa Tan

Wellbeing Roadmap

We have structured programs in place and our dedicated wellbeing team provides guidance, support and leadership to every student on their journey at FSHS through individual, group and whole year meetings.

  • Contact: Penelope Starr
  • Head Teacher Wellbeing
  • Rowe Staffroom