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Canterbury Boys High School

Canterbury Boys High School

We demonstrate excellence in Boys' Education

Telephone02 9798 8444

Student support officer

Canterbury Boys High School has a Student Support Officer. 

Meet our student support officer (SSO)

At Canterbury Boys High School our SSO is Ken Meaeda.

Ken can be contacted through the school to discuss any information concerning your son and programs she facilitates.

What does a SSO do?

  • works with individuals and small groups of students to develop effective coping skills and positive relationships at school and at home.
  • connects students and their families to outside organisations and community activities.
  • develops and implements anti-bullying programs.
  • assists in the transition process for students from primary to high school.
  • active involvement in school community activities to promote positive relationships with staff, students and their families.
  • promotes and educates students about health and wellbeing.

How we do it

SSO's advocate, listen to and mentor students to promote their health and wellbeing.

SSO's empower the students by:

  • teaching resilience, coping strategies, responsibility and safe behaviors.
  • encouraging goal setting and organisation.
  • educating students about stress reduction techniques.
  • taking a whole school approach on anti-bullying by developing and implementing programs.
  • working with outside organisations to make connections between individuals, family, school and community.
  • being involved in students' transition from primary to high school.
  • encouraging positive relationships with students.

Referral process

Students can be referred to the SSO by:

  • school staff
  • parents/carers
  • students can self refer.

Parents/carers are welcome to speak to the SSO directly and refer their child.

Students are able to self-refer to the SSO's office during the school day.

If you wish to discuss your child's wellbeing needs, please contact the school on 02 9798 8444.