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John Edmondson High School

John Edmondson High School

Virtus et Integritas

Telephone02 9825 9815


Head Teacher Welfare

Ms R Hulbert

Year Advisers

Year 7 - Ms Coluccio

Year 8 - Ms Kelly

Year 9 - Mr Patterson

Year 10 - Ms J Karagiannis & Mr D Campbell

Year 11 - Ms E Davidson & Ms M Day

Year 12 - Mr N Dwyer

We use school-wide systems of support that include pro-active strategies for defining, teaching and supporting appropriate student behaviours to create a positive school. Positive behaviour support is an application of a behaviourally-based behaviour systems approach to enhance the capacity of the school community to improve the environments in which teaching and learning occurs.  Attention is focused on creating and sustaining systems of support that improve lifestyle results for all members of our school community by making problem behaviours less effective, efficient and relevant, and desired behaviours more functional. 

Student welfare initiatives and other programs across the school will assist students in enhancing their understanding of behaviour and that all behaviour choices lead to either positive or negative outcomes.

As a school community all staff take a pro-active approach to managing school behaviour by providing a supportive school environment where all students are valued and challenged by an appropriate learning environment and classroom curriculum that is exciting, meaningful and engaging.

Parents have joint responsibility with the school, for the education of their children.  They are responsible for ensuring their children attend school. They share in the responsibility of; shaping their children’s understanding and attitudes about acceptable behaviour and looking after the physical, social and emotional needs of their children so that they are ready and able to learn to the best of their ability when at school.


Headspace Centres act as a one-stop-shop for young people who need help with mental health, physical health (including sexual health), alcohol and other drugs or work and study support .


Lifeline provide 24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Youth Beyond Blue

Going through tough times? 
Stress, anxiety and feeling down can affect anyone, 
and in fact happens to a lot of us at some point in our lives.

The Black Dog Institute

The Black Dog Institute is dedicated to understanding, preventing and treating mental illness. 


Twenty10 work with people across Sydney and New South Wales who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender diverse, non-binary, intersex, questioning, queer, asexual people and others of diverse genders and sexualities, their families and communities.

They are a Sydney based service working across New South Wales, providing a broad range of specialised services for young people 12-25 including housing, mental health, counselling and social support.

Kids Helpline

Talking helps! We’re here for you.

No problem is too big or too small.
We're here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week


ReachOut is Australia’s leading online mental health organisation for young people and their parents. Our practical support, tools and tips help young people get through anything from everyday issues to tough times – and the information we offer parents makes it easier for them to help their teenagers, too.


Think U Know what young people see, say and do online?

Sane Australia

Supporting the mental health of Australians affected by complex mental illness.

Family Drug Support Australia

Supporting the mental health of Australians affected by complex mental illness.

Counselling Online

Counselling Online support people affected by alcohol & other drugs. The smallest step can make a difference so let us help you today.

Seeing a friend or family member in trouble with drugs isn't easy, but there is something you can do. Don't be afraid to talk to them about it, let them know you're concerned, and seek help from someone you know an trust.

You can also get help anonymously. The organisations and websites listed on this page are dedicated to helping anyone having problems - they won't judge you, dob you in to the police or look down on your. The smart and caring thing to do is to reach out.

Some people make the mistake of thinking that doing drugs can help when they're experiencing tough times. Drugs - including alcohol - can contribute to, or trigger, mental health problems in some young people. Commonly reported mental health illnesses linked to drug use are anxiety, depression, paranoia and panic attacks; there are also some reports of psychotic illnesses (such as schizophrenia). It's pretty clear that drugs don't solve problems. And they're not only bad for your body - they can mess up your head too. 

Where's your head at?