Specialised student support
is a school that prides itself on supporting students through the
challenges of senior schooling and life. We have a number
of staff providing support to students.
Connect Coaches, Year Level Coordinators, Guidance Counsellors, and a school Nurse and
Chaplain are all available to support students at QACI, along with their subject teachers and administration staff.
In the first instance if there is a subject specific enquiry, please email the subject teacher. If you have a health and wellbeing query please contact the Vertical Connect Coach.
Students and Parents are encouraged to contact the Connect Coach in the first instance of required support. Please visit the QACI Staff Page for contact details.
Year Level Coordinators
Each Year Level has a specific co-ordinator and these staff will communicate with students and parents throughout the year.
Located on Level 4 across from Client Services the Guidance Counsellors are Katrina Hill and Kym Barrett.
Counsellors can provide support with the following but are not limited
- Working directly with students and teachers, support personnel,
family and other specialists / professionals
- Providing guidance and counselling services to students and their
- Performing case management and referral services to optimize students’
access and engagement in education
- Preparing and implementing professional and personal skill development
programs for administrators, teachers and parents
- Working collaboratively with other school-based support personnel
to assess and address the needs of students
- Planning or assisting in planning support programs that can help
students achieve positive outcomes
- Identifying factors that can be barriers to the learning and development
- Supporting the personal and social development of students
- Designing and implementing programs regarding education and career
- Supporting students through tertiary application processes
- Providing career counselling through the year levels
To access the appropriate support for your child, students and parents
are encouraged to contact the Connect Coach in the first instance.
Students and parents can email Guidance Counsellors directly or be referred via the Year Level Coordinators.
Our Guidance Counsellors work across the three year levels and the following will guide you where to connect:
Students with Surname A-L Katrina Hill
Students with Surname M-Z Kym Barrett
This allocation will ensure consistency in providing support for you and
clarifies who to contact when needed.
Guidance Counsellor emails
Katrina Hill: email@example.com
QACI has a school based nurse who is available to students fortnightly from week 2 of each term.
present in schools at the invitation of the Principal, in consultation
with the local
community, and with the support of the P&C Association.
The chaplain is employed through Scripture Union Queensland and provides social, emotional and spiritual support to students and the school community and is inclusive of and shows respect for all religious and non-religious beliefs and other stances represented in the school community. The role of the QACI Chaplain is to:
Provide a safe, non-judgmental space
for young people to connect with at school and provides a listening ear, caring presence, and a message of hope.
Run positive, fun activities for students and assist in fostering supportive, caring school communities.
other members of the school’s support team to care for students
struggling with issues such as difficult relationships with other
children or family members, poor self-esteem, family
breakdown, and depression.
Provide positive adult role models for students.
spiritual, ethical, and personal support to school communities.
(Parental and / or student written consent is required to participate in
activities with spiritual or religious themes)
Chaplaincy Service is available to everyone in the school community
regardless of their religious beliefs.
Religious Instruction at QACI
Religious instruction is not provided at QACI. This decision has been based upon:
- Feasibility based on demand and
- Availability of faith groups to provide instruction at a time appropriate within the student’s schedule.
Religious Instruction in not part of the QACI chaplaincy program.
All activities and events provided within the chaplaincy program are non-discriminatory and equitably available to students of all beliefs who self-initiate and choose to participate.