Students may find life at Don College different in many ways from their high school. If students experience problems settling in or difficulties arise during the year, there are a number of ways students can seek assistance. These include:
Subject Teachers are able to assist students in many matters and additionally offer advice on appropriate staff to contact.
A Learning Support Teacher is assigned to each student for the year. The Learning Support Teacher takes a special interest in the student's progress. Each student will have regular scheduled contact with this teacher. The Learning Support Teacher will assist students to develop their study and learning skills, review their pathway plan, meet their course requirements, and monitor progress towards their Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) and achievement of educational goals.
Assistant Principals are available for course counselling, assistance with personal issues and referral to professional support where appropriate.
A Social Worker is based at the college full-time and can help students with a broad range of issues or concerns.
A Police Officer is based at the college part-time to promote positive community relationships, assist students and their families, contribute to the teaching and learning program and help keep the college safe.
The Chaplain is a member of the Student Services Team and is available to offer assistance, support and referral to professional services. Participation by any student is voluntary and parental permission is required. The Chaplain also offers in class support to teachers and students.
Youth Worker/Student Services Team personnel are available at the college as part of the support team.
The Careers Team provides assistance in planning successful transitions to work, training or further education. We advise all students to utilise this service whilst at Don College.
Guidance Officer services are available at the college providing counselling and psychological assessments. These services are provided in consultation with students and parents and guardians.
Dr Jane Cooper provides a confidential General Practice Clinic to students of Don College, this is a branch surgery of the main practice at 106 Best Street, Devonport. www.donmedical.com.au. Online bookings are available and the telephone number is 6441 5299. Don Clinic services are independent to Don College.