Meet The Team

Meet the Team

The Student Services Team is to support students to achieve academic success, behavioural support and mental, social, physical and emotional well-being.

Coodanup College’s pastoral care structure takes a multidisciplinary, wrap-around service delivery approach, incorporating all of the skills and knowledge from different members of the team who come from diverse professional backgrounds.

The team supports and advocates for students who are identified as being at risk. ‘At risk’ can mean socially, medically, emotionally or academically at risk of not reaching their potential.

How Does Our team operate?

The team meets on a fortnightly basis to allocate student referrals to relevant team members. We appoint an appropriate and skilled Case Manager to support students who have been referred.

The team is also responsible for the development of wider school community projects (for example, programs). Representatives from outside agencies are invited to this meeting to advise of their services and referral systems.

Student Services uses a wide variety of interventions such as:

  • Group programs (Drumbeat, Peel Youth Services, G-Unit,)
  • One-to-one counselling, mentoring and guidance
  • Individualised plans to meet student needs
  • Advocacy and promotion of youth issues and pressures both individually and globally
  • Referrals to outside agencies
  • Risk assessments and needs analysis

Behaviour Management

Student Services acknowledges that the nature of the teacher and student relationship is important in behaviour management outcomes. Behaviour management is the classroom teacher’s responsibility, with the support of the Curriculum Leaders, Year Leaders, Year Coordinators and the relevant Deputy Principal. Referrals to Student Services should be made for any identified underlying issues.

Case Managers may work with the classroom teachers to develop strategies to manage student behaviour and enhance educational outcomes. Case Managers may also work with the teacher to develop documented plans (for example, Individual Behaviour Management Plans).

The young person is always encouraged to take responsibility for their behaviour.


Interested parents/ guardians are welcome to contact the relevant Year Coordinator or Deputy Principal to discuss the possibility of a student services referral.

Aboriginal Education Committee (AEC)

The AEC is Coodanup College’s mentoring structure for Aboriginal students. The AEC has a strong focus upon high attendance, engagement and academic outcomes for all Aboriginal students. Each student is appointed a mentor from the AEC to guide and support students to reach their full potential. The AEC has strong links with the Clontarf Academy and Stars Academy who are based at the college.

The 2022 Student Services Team

 Manager Steph Whild
 Program Coordinator Steph Wild
Program Coordinator SLP-A / SEN Varushan Moodley
 School Psychologist  Christine Tatasciore
 Chaplain Chris Greene
 Learning Support Coordinator  Maree Key
 School Nurse  Donna Stokeld
Student Support Officer  Judy Mclean
Student Support Officer Chris Bennett

The 2022 Year Coordinators

Year 7  Emily Vandenberg
Year 8   Madeleine DeBeer
 Year 9  Danika Cottingham
 Year 10   Tara Bushell
 Year 11 & 12  Jeremy Collins-Britton

Aboriginal Education Committee

AEC Coordinator Stephanie Whild
Clontarf Academy Director Tim Hutchison
Stars Academy Director Chloe Putland
Support Teacher Coral Richards
Community Liasion Officer Elsie Ugle
AIEO Barbara Pickett
AIEO Alan Davis
AIEO Luwanna Wilson
AIEO Lana Hall
AIEO Nathanial Pickett