Boarders' Welfare

We recognise that some students struggle with being away from home at times. At such times Dorm Parents, with the assistance of the Head of Boarding will spend time helping that boy to feel more comfortable and employ strategies to ease the degree of homesickness.

Our boarders are supported to build strong relationships. We believe that communication is vital for healthy relationships and we understand that boys need to keep in touch with their families as they develop friendships at the College. 

A counselling service is provided one day per week to Abergowrie students and is aimed at providing positive, confidential support on a range of concerns:

  • Anger and behaviour management
  • Peer and family relationships
  • Stress, depression and anxiety management
  • Substance misuse
  • Bullying and homesickness
  • Goal setting and confidence

This service is provided at no cost to students or families. Students, staff or family can refer a child for counselling. 

A variety of additional support services are available for boys - these include:

Ms Lauren Henning - Counsellor

Phone: (07) 4772 9000

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Ms Pat Saunders - Transition Support Services (0407 145 230)
Ms Cathy Adams - Transition Support Services

A program of Dept of Education, Training and Employment

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We Give Thanks...

“St Teresa's College would like to acknowledge the Warrgamay People, the traditional owners of this country, who freely lived and hunted here as recently as the 1940's. We acknowledge the hospitality of the Warrgamay People, the hospitality of this land, and the reciprocal relationship the College enjoys with their current generations."

Oct 18

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