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As well as the extensive curricular and extra-curricular programs at Casuarina Senior College, we provide a wide range of student support options for students to assist in the development of their mental, emotional and physical health.


Brent Carter, Ken Rowley and Vincent Thorbjornsen are assigned to each year to act as the group's Coordinator. The coordinator is available to all students and their parents/guardians and ensures that each individual student receives support, guidance and the best education possible. Coordinators follow their cohort through First Year to Third Year.

The responsibilities of the Coordinator include:

• Course advice and subject selection

• Study skills advice

• Providing support to students with both academic and personal challenges

• Seeking credit for students who have completed learning outside of school

• Withdrawal and attendance strategies

College Counsellor

Patty Marriner provides confidential and free support as well as referrals to external support agencies to all students. The Counsellor works in partnership with additional student support services to create a safe, caring school, free from violence and discrimination.

Aboriginal & Islander Education Worker (AIEW)

Joe Russell is available to assist Aboriginal students with both academic and personal issues. The AIEW implements support and engagement strategies to create a safe and respectful learning environment for all students and to assist students in achieving their best at the College.

Attendance Officer

Josie Bidner is responsible for managing student attendance data and contacting parents/guardians if students are not attending classes.

Defence Transition Mentor

Vanessa Laverty works part time at the College supporting our Defence students and families. 

Hours: Monday - Thursday 10am - 12pm. 

Student Support Team

Third Year Coordinator
Ken Rowley
T 08 8983 7342

Second Year Coordinator
Brent Carter
T 08 8983 7341

First Year Coordinator
Vincent Thornjornsen
T 08 8983 7340

Assistant Principal
Student Services
Cathy Morris

Joe Russell
T 08 8983 7328

Attendance Officer
Josie Bidner
T 08 8983 7375

Defence Transition Mentor
Vanessa Laverty
T 08 8983 7333

Patty Marriner
T 08 8983 7330


Career Advice Centre

The Career Advice Centre located at the College is available to both students and their parents/caregivers. The staff in the Career Advice Centre specialise in providing information and advice relating to the NTCET and College subject selection, as well as future course options and career pathways. Students have access to expert advice and guidance covering all career pathways, whether it be a VET program, tertiary education, an apprenticeship or obtaining employment.

Kellie Stripling is Casuarina Senior College's Career Adviser.

To contact the Career Advisers, please call 8983 7300.

Bookroom Opening Hours

First Break

Second Break

Monday - Friday

10am - 10:30am

1:35pm - 2:05pm

Resource Centre

The Resource Centre will assist you to find resources that will help you with your study.

About the Resource Centre

The Resource Centre at Casuarina Senior College provides access to a wide range of resources and services. Students are able to access the College Library during their study lines, breaks and after school. The Resource Centre has a tutor available during open hours to assist students with their homework and assessment items and students have access to computers. Apart from the large book and journal collections, online access is provided to electronic reference material and subscription databases from the Resource Centre computers and all internet access points throughout the Resource Centre intranet page.

Opening Hours 

8am - 4:30pm

Student Facilities and Services

The facilities available for student use include:

  • Computers with access to the internet, Resource Centre catalogue and online subscription databases and resources
  • Digital and video cameras
  • Photocopying
  • Silent Study Area


Student ID cards also act as a Resource Centre card and students cannot borrow without it. Students may also borrow voice recorders and digital cameras (including video cameras) for curriculum related purposes. Textbooks are also issued through the Resource Centre.

Loan Period

  • Main collection - 3 weeks
  • Faculty textbooks - 1 year
  • Closed reserve - 2 hours during the day or overnight from 3pm
  • Reference items, newspapers, and past exam papers are not available for borrowing but may be used and photocopied at no cost in the Resource Centre.


Loans may be renewed on or before the due date, provided the item has not been reserved by another borrower. Students can renew items from the Resource Centre catalogue by going to the "Patron Login". The patron id is the barcode on your student ID card, and the password is csc for all students. Only 1 renewal per item is permitted.

Resource Centre Overdue Items

The first and second notice regarding overdue Resource Centre items will be sent to students' College email addresses. Bills will be posted to the students' home address.

Inter-Library Loans

An inter-library loan may be requested if the item you require is not available in our Resource Centre.


Clontarf Academy

Established in 2009 the Academy caters for Aboriginal males enrolled at the College.


More information about Casuarina CLONTARF

Stars Foundation

Established in 2016 Stars caters for Aboriginal females enrolled at the College.


More information about Casuarina STARS



Casuarina Senior College builds a culture and environment where young adults are confident to take responsibility for their learning. This environment is developed through mutual trust, respect and care between students, staff and the broader community.