Student Welfare

Key Contact

Betty Chau

Acting Director - Student Wellbeing

Our model of student welfare is centred around a House model. The House coordinator and assistants are the first point of call for parents when wishing to discuss issues of student welfare and well-being. Our staff establish strong positive relationships with the students and families that belong to their House.

The House team aims to:

  • Provide a positive and meaningful teacher/student relationship
  • Be a source of advocacy for each student
  • Along with the student develop an Individual Pathways Plan
  • Track, monitor, report and evaluate students' achievements, standards and progress

The Houses at Gungahlin College, are more than just 'roll call' or weekly notices. It is a sixth class for students and provides them with opportunities to:

  • Improve their study and time management skills
  • Build resilience
  • Contribute to the school and wider community
  • Take on leadership roles
  • Be explicitly prepared for the transition to a post-school world
  • Develop a stronger sense of belonging with their peers, the staff and the school

Our Houses

Our large student population is divided up into eight houses: Aquila, Centaurus, Draco, Hydra, Orion, Phoenix, Scorpius, and Tucana.

Each House has a House Coordinator and two House Assistants, overseeing the:

  • Student achievement and wellbeing of students in a particular house
  • Coordination of College activities that foster 'competitive spirit' between the houses

House activities organised by our House Coordinator team are designed to promote student well-being and a thriving college community. House coordinators and assistants are supported by the Director of Student Achievement and Wellbeing, a school counsellor, careers and transition officers, the defence transition mentor and the Student Administration team. Our college executive structure, too, is aligned around student welfare with an Associate Principal of the college, responsible for overseeing student well-being, transitions and cultural competencies.

House Team Contacts

Coordinators Email
Stephanie Boxall: House Coordinator
Lisa Green: House Assistant
Coordinators Email
Andrew Beecher: House Coordinator
Stephanie Williams: House Assistant
Adam Salter: House Assistant
Coordinators Email
Aaron Hill: House Coordinator
Christian Riley: House Assistant
Adrian Poole: House Assistant
Coordinators Email
Heather Mutton: House Coordinator
David Gould: House Assistant
Sayako Aoyagi: House Assistant
Coordinators Email
Rhett Eldred: House Coordinator
Sophie Green: House Assistant
Jennifer Cristaudo: House Assistant
Coordinators Email
Trudy Cheesman: House Coordinator
Michael Loftus: House Assistant
Pam Murray: House Assistant
Coordinators Email
Natalia Pelle: House Coordinator
Troy Atkins: House Assistant
Keturah Manning: House Assistant
Coordinators Email
Karen Burton: House Coordinator
Angela Rega: House Assistant
Annette Jamieson: House Assistant