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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 Loraine Caldwell are assigned to each year to act as the group's Coordinator. The coordinator is available to all students and their parents/caregivers and ensures that each individual student receives support, guidance and the best education possible.

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

Charity McAleer 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/caregivers 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
Loraine Caldwell
T 08 8983 7342

Second Year Coordinator
Ken Rowley
T 08 8983 7341

First Year Coordinator
Brent Carter
T 08 8983 7340

Third Year
Assistant Principal
Cathy Morris

Second Year
Assistant Principal
Kylie Murphy

First Year
Assistant Principal
Andrew McGuiness

Joe Russell
T 08 8983 7328

Charity McAleer
T 08 8983 7330

Attendance Officer
Josie Bidner
T 08 8983 7375

Defence Transition Mentor
Vanessa Laverty
T 08 8983 7333

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


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

About the Library

The Library 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 Library 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 Library computers and all internet access points throughout the library intranet page.

Library Staff

Library Technician - Maria Rooney

Opening Hours 

8am - 4:30pm

Student Facilities and Services

The facilities available for student use include:

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


Student ID cards also act as a Library 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 library.

Loan Period

  • Main collection - Three weeks
  • Faculty textbooks - One year
  • Closed reserve - Two 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 Library.


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 Library 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 one renewal per item is permitted.

Library Overdue Items

The first and second notice regarding overdue Library items will be sent to students' school 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 library.


Clontarf Academy

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


More information about CLONTARF

Stars Foundation

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


More information about STARS

Textbook and Resource Hire Scheme

Casuarina Senior College aims to provide an outstanding education and quality outcomes for all students. This is achieved by providing a rich and varied curriculum and by maximising student engagement.

In order to ensure the continuation of excellent educational practice and the achievement of quality outcomes for CSC students, the College offers a fair and equitable Textbook and Resource Hire Scheme.

For further information view our TEXTBOOK & RESOURCE HIRE SCHEME BROCHURE.

Forms to sign up to the Textbook and Resource Hire Scheme are included in the enrolment package.


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.