Student Wellbeing


Our model of student pastoral care and wellbeing is centred around a House model, working together with faculty teachers, leaders and specialist staff. We provide a wide range of universal, selected and targeted support strategies, based on each student's individual academic, social and emotional needs.

Key Contacts

House Coordinators

The House Coordinator is your first point of call when wishing to discuss issues of student welfare and well-being.

The House Coordinator is your first point of call when wishing to discuss issues of student welfare and well-being.

HouseCoordinatorEmail
AquilaDavid GouldGNGC.Aquila@ed.act.edu.au
CentaurusLisa Walker GNGC.Centaurus@ed.act.edu.au
DracoFred Zammit and Emily AppletonGNGC.Draco@ed.act.edu.au
HydraPam MurrayGNGC.Hydra@ed.act.edu.au
OrionRhett EldredGNGC.Orion@ed.act.edu.au
PhoenixTracey BaileyGNGC.Phoenix@ed.act.edu.au
ScorpiusBetty ChauGNGC.Scorpius@ed.act.edu.au
TucanaMark EvansGNGC.Tucana@ed.act.edu.au
VegaJulia TangJulia.Tang@ed.act.edu.au

Gungahlin College Wellbeing Website

The Gungahlin College Wellbeing Website is for students, parents, carers and school staff to access information that will help them manage the COVID-19 pandemic.

Specialist Support Services

Support from Gungahlin College to answer questions and provide school and wellbeing advice:

Director of Pastoral Care and Wellbeing: Jackie Vandenbergh


Gungahlin Breaky Club, Youth and Transitions Programs

The Gungahlin Breakfast Club provides a wide range of hot and cold healthy foods and drinks, and chance for students to socialise and discuss issues with volunteer staff. It operates in the NEXUS Tuesday to Friday from 8.15am. Community partners such as Menslink, the AFP, Rotary, MARSS,  Equal Ground, Y-Engage and many, many others attend each term (and we welcome others!).

The Breaky Club is run by students for students, with a range of teaching and wellbeing staff assisting. It is proudly sponsored by our wonderful community partner Gungahlin Rotary, who also attend many of our special days and events.

After the Breaky Club, our Youth Worker Coordinates a range of Youth Enrichment Programs in the NEXUS. This enables 1 on 1, small and large group conversations while students engage in a range of arts, gaming, sustainability, music and cooking activities.

House Teams and Wellbeing Specialists also run formal and informal check-ins (in groups and 1 on 1) and a range of Enrichment activities. We have strong relationships with our community partners who assist us in organising transitions in, and beyond, college, each semester, together with our Careers Team.