Maitland High School

Successful Teachers, Successful Students, Successful School

Telephone02 4933 7933

Emailmaitland-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Wellbeing

students participating in wellbeing program

At MHS we offer an extensive range of support for our students and their families.

  • Wellbeing centre
  • breakfast club
  • peer mediation
  • peer support
  • boys' and girls' Advisors 
  • student Year Advisors
  • vaccination program
  • Counsellors and District Guidance Officer
  • Student Support Officer
  • anti-bullying
  • important links for students and parents.

The wellbeing centre

 

Mrs Gambrill (Rel. HT Wellbeing), School Counsellor and Student Support Officer are all located in the wellbeing centre (upstairs near the music rooms). Students are encouraged to visit during break times to seek support as required. A self-referral locked letterbox is attached to the counsellor’s door to request an appointment if the counsellor is not in the office or is seeing another student.

 

Year 7 activities equipment can also be collected from here at the beginning of break times. 

Breakfast club

 

Located at Kitchen 1 outside the year 7 quad, breakfast club operates 5 days a week from 8am to 8:45am. Supervised by volenteer teachers breakfast club is operated by students and includes toast with toppings, milo and juice all at no cost to students. It's not only a place to get energised for school but also to socialise with friends.

 

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to come along.

Boys' and girls' Advisors

 

At Maitland High School we have one male and one female teacher acting as boys and girls advisors.

  • Girls Advisor -  Mrs Leah Zok, HSIE staffroom 
  • Boys Advisor - Mr Josh Noble, computer staffroom.

Student Year Advisors

 

  • Year 7 – Mr James Kieth, TAS staffroom
  • Year 8 – Miss Stephanie Primrose, PDHPE staffroom
  • Year 9 – Mr Robert Eaton, computer staffroom
  • Year 10 – Mr Dane Hockley, science staffroom
  • Year 11 – Mr Nicholas Bower, PDHPE staffroom
  • Year 12 – Miss Ashlea Ross, CAPA staffroom.

Vaccination program

 

Students can be vaccinated in line with the NSW Health schedule. 

 

Visit our parent/carer information letter (PDF 44KB)

 

The NSW Goverment has recently made changes to the Vaccination Schedule for school students. 
Students in Years 11 & 12 are now being offered vaccinations for Meningococcal disease. 

 

For more information, visit the vaccination changes (PDF 98KB) from the department.


Anti-bullying

Video made by students Layne Baker, Nathan Sargison and Kelsey Winchester.

What is bullying?

Bullying and harrassment occur when people use and abuse power to trouble, annoy or oppress a person. Students should report bullying to the teacher who is supervising them.  That is, their classroom teacher at the time or the teacher on playground duty.

Stopping bullying starts with you!

  • treat everyone with respect
  • know that "put-downs" hurt others
  • help others who are being bullied.

If someone tries to bully you:

  • ignore them if possible
  • if you can, look them in the eye, tell them to "stop" and then walk away
  • ask for support from an adult.

If you have been bullied:

  • talk to an adult (parent, teacher) who can help you to stop the bullying
  • let your friends know what is happening
  • go  to places where you feel safe
  • keep on asking for support until the bullying is stopped.

For more information on what Maitland High School does to prevent and respond to bullying, read our anti-bullying procedure (PDF 178KB).

More information on bullying is available on the 'Schools A to Z' website.


Other links for parents and students on bullying:

Bullying No Way!

Reach Out

Enough is Enough

The Line


Important links for parents and students

Headspace

Kids Helpline