Caring for students

Our school environment welcomes and respects people from all backgrounds.

Browse this section to find out how we work with you to provide a safe and caring learning environment for your child and also keep informed about support for school families.

The welfare of all students is a critical concern of Camden Haven High School and we aim to provide a safe, inclusive and trustworthy environment where students are supported.

OASIS

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CHHS officially opened the OASIS Centre in 2017 as a purpose-built faculty to meet the unique and diverse welfare and learning support needs of our students. The OASIS Centre runs a variety of programs such as Work Readiness & Independent Living Skills, ‘Motors' for car skills training, music programs, ‘Girl Talk', and the Survivor Abseil Program.

Our school is proudly inclusive and we offer a range of specialised services to ensure each student feels cared for and belong in a safe and happy environment. We employ a wide range of highly qualified and experienced specialist teachers who provide training and development for all staff, liaise with service networks and parents/carers, and assist in developing individual learning, behaviour and social skills programs.

Our Special Needs Program addresses literacy and numeracy, essential life skills, and support to students who may be vulnerable to discrimination.

At Camden Haven High School, we respect and acknowledge Aboriginal peoples as the traditional owners of the land on which we work, live and visit. Our Junior Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG) meets to help plan events and activities like our NAIDOC week celebrations to encourage leadership potential in our students. The Norta Norta Program provides targeted support to accelerate progress in student achievement. The focus of the program is to provide learning assistance in the key areas of literacy and numeracy to improve educational outcomes for Aboriginal and Islander students.

Our school offers student counselling for anyone that may be in need. The school counsellor is available to all students and parents, working closely to provide the best service and outcomes for student wellbeing.

The careers advisor provides assistance to students with subject selection, career planning, tertiary preparation, tax file numbers, and applications for employment. Students can visit the careers advisor during recess and lunch, at minischools, and during lessons with an appointment. Parents and carers can also make an appointment on behalf of their child.