Pastoral Care

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”

Everything that takes place at Greenwood College is made possible thanks to the support that our staff provides our students. Pastoral care focuses on the social and emotional well-being of your child. It is at the core of all our teaching and extra-curricular programmes. When students are happy, their opportunities for learning increase and their performance improves.

Our goal is to create a safe and secure environment in which every student can feel nurtured and their potential can be reached. Every member of staff at Greenwood upholds this responsibility. Our support strategy is driven by a dedicated pastoral care team based in the Student Services block who make themselves available to students, parents and the Greenwood community. These staff attend to all aspects of students’ growth during their time at Greenwood, from their emotional well-being to ensuring they pursue a career opportunities which meet their needs.

In addition, to create and sustain a supportive environment, the Greenwood College school calendar is packed with a range of co and extra-curricular activities. Social events such as dances, camps and river cruises help to strengthen bonds amongst students and give staff the opportunity to get to build rapport outside of the classroom setting. Pastoral care events such as youth groups, anti-bullying days and leadership camps help foster skills necessary for success. Finally, excursions provide students with experiences which corroborate their classroom learning.

The motivation for our students to succeed comes when they realise that our staff have a personal interest in their achievements and general well-being.





Pastoral Care Team

School Psychologist – Mrs Rica Branca (Mon-Thurs)

Chaplain – Mrs Susan Earle

Careers Councillor – Fiona Gatey

Young people and health services – Medicare

When you turn 15 years of age, you can apply for your own Medicare card. Complete a Medicare Copy/Transfer Application form and submit it at your local service centre. You’ll need to provide identification, such as a student card or birth certificate, as well as details about the card you are transferring from.

State-wide Youth-Friendly GPs

(GPs who have undertaken specific Youth Friendly GP training by the AMA)

GP Helpline – 1800 022 222

People who require after hours medical advice, who cannot access their usual GP and are not sure what they should do, can speak to a GP over the telephone, when necessary. The GP Helpline is a national service which operates 24/7.

Sexual Assault Resource Centre – 1800 199 888

SARC provides counselling to people who have been sexually assaulted or sexually abused. You can choose to see a female or male counsellor. The counsellor will focus on your feelings and your reactions and together with you will explore strategies to help you to heal and feel in control of your life.

FPWA Sexual Health Services (FPWA) Sexual health services.

  • clinical services;
  • specialised counselling services;
  • sexual health helpline telephone information service staffed by Advanced Practice Nurses;
  • sexual health library;
  • General and clinical education.
Contact Information:

Location: 70 Roe Street (Cnr Lake Street), Northbridge WA 6003 Phone: 08 9227 6177
Phone: 08 9227 6177

People First     Phone: (08) 9227 6414

The People 1st Programme (PIP) supports people with an intellectual disability in human relationships, protective education and sexuality, along with parents, carers and service providers.


 Important Services

 Carers WA

A service for young people who are providing care for adult family members. Counselling/respite/ activities and camps.

Tel: 1800242636

Centrelink Youth sevices:…centrelink/youth-allowance

Crisis care:

Crisis accommodation and crisis care open 24 hours:

Tel: 92231111


Drug and alcohol youth services counselling and support for young people between the age of 12-18.


Freedom Centre:

Drop in service for young people exploring and questioning their sexual identity.

Tel: 92280354

Foyer Oxford:

It has the capacity to house up to 98 young people between the ages of 16 and 25 for short term and long term accommodation.

Application form on line.

Generation Next:

A website of experts in the field who write articles about the issues that young people are facing today.

Mission Australia:

We work with schools, families and communities to look for signs that young people are at risk of disengaging from school, developing drug and alcohol problems, losing contact with their family, becoming homeless or getting involved in crime. Mission Australia youth and community workers then provide support through tailored art and music, alternative education, body image education, mental health awareness and drug and alcohol programs.

Tel: 1800888868

Pat Chiles centre:

The Patricia Giles Centre is a feminist-based, non-profit organisation committed to providing services to women and children who have experienced or witnessed domestic violence and to men who seek to improve the quality of their family relationships.


Counselling for Children

Tel: 9328 1888

Youth Futures:

To provide young people with professional services that increase community participation and enhance wellbeing.

Tel: 93002677

Youth Legal services:

Tel: 92021688