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 to attain a sense of perspective, balance and social justice. We believe this will enable students to reach their full potential as global citizens.

Student Wellbeing

Fort Street emphasises a team approach to student wellbeing and provides counselling, peer support, overnight camps and mentoring as strategies for supporting students’ wellbeing 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 Advisers
  • Deputy Principals
  • Learning Support Staff

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

Our Learning Centre Support 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
  • Mr Hugh O’Neil
  • Ms Carol Fentoullis
Year 11
  • Ms Jenny Xu
  • Mr James Wright
Year 10
  • Mr Gabriel Guy
  • Ms Melissa Tidon
Year 9
  • Ms Sarah Wilkins
  • Mr Ken Gillespie
  • Ms Jill Ryan
Year 8
  • Ms Elizabeth Propsting
  • Mr Joshua Wilkinson
Year 7
  • Mr Derek Patulney
  • Ms Helen Thompson
Head Teacher WellbeingMs Penelope Starr
School Counsellors
  • Ms Miori Shino
  • Ms Gillian Maury
Learning Support
  • Ms Catriona Arcamone
  • Ms Jill Ryan
  • Ms Helen Thompson


Fort Street High School has partnered with SchoolTV to give parents clear, fact-based information on challenges such as youth anxiety, drug and alcohol use, and cyberbullying. Each episode of SchoolTV addresses a major topic with expert interviews, fact sheets, recommended apps and resources. Using information from respected services such as Beyond Blue and Reach Out, parents save time and cut through the clutter by accessing the information they need when they need it.

View FSHS on SchoolTV here


Wellbeing Roadmap

We have structured programs as well as individual, group and whole year meetings to enable our dedicated wellbeing team to provide guidance, support and leadership to every student throughout their journey at FSHS.


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