Great Lakes College Forster Campus


Telephone02 6554 6062

Student health and safety

We are committed to ensuring a safe and happy environment for your child.

Following the incident on 17 September at Southern Cross University – Lismore Campus, we would like to share Headspace’s mental health support resource (PDF 100.52KB) for students, teachers and school staff.

We support your child’s health and safety through a range of strategies including:

For more information, visit the student wellbeing section of the department’s website.

Like all NSW public schools, we promote the healthy development of students through:

  • school programs and practices that protect and promote health and safety
  • supporting individual students who need help with health issues
  • providing first aid and temporary care of students who become unwell or who have an accident at school.

Student wellbeing

Like all NSW public schools, we provide safe learning and teaching environments to encourage healthy, happy, successful and productive students.

The department is committed to creating quality learning opportunities for children and young people. These opportunities support wellbeing through positive and respectful relationships and fostering a sense of belonging to the school and community.

The Wellbeing Framework for Schools helps schools support the cognitive, physical, social, emotional and spiritual development of students and allows them to connect, succeed and thrive throughout their education.

Student Wellbeing Team

Forster Campus has a comprehensive Student Welfare Team made up of Year Advisers, Girls Adviser, Student Support Officer, SRC Coordinator, Head Teacher Welfare, Counsellors, Deputy's and Principal. We have a number of programs aimed at building resilience and being proactive in promoting a positive school spirit.

Wellbeing programs

  • Girls Together Day
  • National Day of Action Against Bullying and Violence
  • Mates Day
  • Drum Beat
  • Girls with a Purpose
  • Seasons for Growth
  • Love Bites
  • Rock and Water

Year advisors:

Year Advisers are your first port of call to contact the school with a question, concern or feedback about your child. 

2022 Year Advisers

Year 7 -  Mikayla Akhurst and Rachael Thomson 

Year 8 -  Maddison Soper and Digby Woods

Year 9 - Tim Alliston and Renee Chinn

Year 10 - Tom Freeman and Kimberley Wilson 

2020 Wellbeing Team

SRC Coordinator -   Sunrae Baillie and Lauren Campbell

Girls Advisor - Skye Bedforth

Head Teacher Wellbeing - Geoff Pelley

Student Support Officer - Nicole Hansen

Deputy Principal  Year 7 & 8   (Stage 4) - Michael Adams

Deputy Principal  Year 9 & 10 (Stage 5) - Sam Doust (Rel)

Principal - Scott Brown (Rel)

Positive Behaviour for Learning

At our school, we use Positive Behaviour for Learning – a whole-school approach for creating a positive, safe and supportive school climate where students can learn and develop. Our whole school community works together to establish expected behaviours and teach them to all students.

Anti-Bullying Plan 2022

Anti-Bullying Plan 2022