From the Director of Student Services
The Student Services Department supports the students of the College and encompasses Student Wellbeing, Careers and Pathways, Student Support, Home Liaison, the Health Centre, Canteen and Uniform Shop.
With a background in education and social work, Mrs McCarthy commenced at Thomas Carr College in 1999 where she has held various positions including teacher, Special Education Co-ordinator and Student Wellbeing Co-ordinator. Geralyn has a Bachelor of Arts (History and Psychology), a Bachelor of Social Work, a Graduate Diploma in Education and a Master of Education (Student Wellbeing) from the University of Melbourne. She is currently completing a Graduate Diploma in Theology at the Catholic Theological College.
With a strong interest in the wellbeing and education of young people, Geralyn has been primarily responsible for leadership of the pastoral care and wellbeing initiatives of the schools in which she has worked as well as the provision of consultancy to teachers on student wellbeing matters.
At Thomas Carr College, Geralyn has had a particular interest in linking wellbeing and learning through Social-Emotional Learning initiatives. Her work in schools as a counsellor and teacher in the area of student services has enabled her to identify and provide support to students who are vulnerable or who face challenging situations which impede their ability to learn.
The Student Services Department at our College will work closely with both students and parents to assist students at the College; the Home Liaison Co-ordinator will meet with new students who enter the College; the Student Support team will work with students who require additional assistance in class, the Careers and Pathways staff will work with our Senior School students guiding and assisting them for future pathways, the Health Centre offers first aid and specialised programs to students, the Canteen is available on a daily basis offering healthy and nutritious food and the Uniform Shop is available on site for all uniform requirements.