Student Support

Claremont College provides a range of support services which are inclusive of all students’ needs, ensuring students have access to relevant information in a supported adult learning environment. Our College understands and values the diversity of our learners and our Student Support team can provide students with advice on a range of issues throughout your time at Claremont College

We have a number of specialist staff to support students with:

  • Course information
  • Post-college pathways
  • Career counselling
  • Personal or learning difficulties
  • Centrelink :Youth Allowance
  • Housing and accommodation services
  • Employment opportunities including Australian School Based Apprenticeships
  • Links to other key support agencies
  • Personal health and wellbeing issues

Our support team:

  • Principal and Assistant Principals
  • Teachers
  • Course Counsellors
  • Social Workers
  • College Psychologist
  • Attendance Counsellor
  • College nurse
  • Tutor teachers
  • Home Group teachers
  • Members of the PCYC

Transition Support:

  • Providing students with support if they are finding it difficult to adjust to college life
  • Helping students to resolve any issues which may affect studies, for example, travelling long distances to and from school
  • Supporting our rural students
  • The provision of free breakfast and lunch programs for all students

General Learning Support:

  • Providing assistance if students are struggling with studies through our Tutorial program
  • Working with parents/carers to ensure students’ course choices maximise learning outcomes
  • Opportunities to undertake some courses through Online learning Programs
  • Intervention to support the achievement of Numeracy, Literacy and ICT everday standards in line with TCE attainment
  • Tracking of TCE attainment through Years 11 and 12 to ensure all our students can achieve their TCE

Counselling Services:

  • Providing students with qualified counsellors to assist them with any problems which may be impacting on their ability to participate in college
  • Offering students the opportunity to talk about any course related or personal difficulties they may be experiencing and working with a member of our Student Support team to resolve these issues

Student Accommodation:

  • Housing Connect reserves accommodation for Claremont College students. Spaces are limited. If you are interested in finding out more please contact our Social Worker to discuss options.

Student Attendance:

  • It is an expectation at Claremont College that students attend all classes, agree to complete assignment work and abide by the rules of the campus.
  • Success at college is closely linked to good attendance. Students are expected to attend all classes and complete work for all subjects in which they are enrolled, including Home Group. Subject teachers check and record attendance for every lesson.
  • Parents and carers play an important role in supporting their child’s education, including through Years 11 and 12. Text messages (SMS) are sent each day to inform parents and carers if their son or daughter misses a class. Printouts of each student’s attendance record are also sent home during the term.
  • If students are absent from class, they are missing important subject work. This will affect their final assessments.
  • If absences occur without a valid explanation, the Home Group teacher or senior staff member may contact parents or carers to discuss any problems the student may be having and aim to put in place measures to improve attendance.
  • Exemptions for absences are granted for legitimate purposes as listed: illness (a medical certificate is required after 5 days of absences), death in the family, participation in state sporting, academic or cultural events, VET work placement, college excursions and activities
  • Students may also be able to access exemptions for personal reasons, depending on circumstances. Exemptions will not be granted for excuses such as missing the bus or sleeping in. These absences are noted as ‘unauthorised’ in the students’ records.