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West Wallsend High School

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Student support and wellbeing

Student support and wellbeing

Our student services faculty supports a diverse range of student learning needs to ensure all students receive the support they require to thrive at school. 

Learning and support team 2022

The learning and support team is a whole school planning and support mechanism. Its purpose is to address students' learning support needs through the coordination, development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of educational progress.

Mrs Sharon Jenness is our Head Teacher Wellbeing. Her role is to enhance the social and emotional wellbeing of students to improve learning outcomes.

Her specific focus is on empowering students to thrive within the school community by building pro-social behaviours, resilience, coping skills, responsible digital citizenship and positive relationships. This involves assisting students in meeting their social, emotional and material needs to increase competence, problem-solving and coping abilities.

Mrs Jenness directs her team of specialist staff in the delivery of a broad range of learning and wellbeing programs that facilitate collaborative planning and connection between teachers, support staff, parents, and students, including:

  • Whole-school wellbeing initiatives 
  • Targeted strengths-based supports for students requiring personalised assistance 
  • Connecting students and their families with support networks within the school and the wider community.

How we support your child/ren


Parent Support Video – Vaping 1

More information about the use of e-cigatettes also known as vaping and the effects it can have on health can be found at the Positive Choices, drug and alcohol information website.

Parent Support Video – Vaping 2

You can find out more information about having this important conversation with your child by going to the Alcohol and Drug Foundation website.

Year Advisors 2022