Support is provided via homeroom teachers with each student having this teacher act as their advocate. Direct connection with parents and other support is offered as required.
General Classroom Information
Head of Senior College – Sally Bennellick
Head of Junior College – Damian Mitchell
To contact any of the above staff members, please email them using the initial of their first name, followed by email@example.com. Alternatively, you can call Reception on 43029000 and leave a message for them to return your call.
Re: 2020 Multi-tiered System of Support
With the continued growth of Central Coast Sports College and our commitment to meeting the needs of our student cohort, we have been working on developing our multi-tiered support system. This has been an extensive process and will continue being developed as our college develops into the future.
The multi-tiered system establishes a framework of support across the whole school which utilises high quality evidence-based practices to ensure every student, regardless of their needs, receives the appropriate level of support. Theory and research supporting the effectiveness of multi-tiered systems of support comes out of Florida University and has been a focus area for Australian Educational Research into special and inclusive education since 2003.
Our aim for this framework is to keep our organisation informed of support resources that align with the specific academic, behavioural and welfare needs of our students.
The structure of this framework operates in three tiers and to ensure our it is implemented effectively, we have employed a team to provide services which will continue to develop and respond to the specific needs of our students. Your child’s homeroom teacher will put you in contact with our support coordinator who will assist in this process.
Laura Croucher — Support Coordinator (K-12)
Laura is currently studying a Masters in Special and Inclusive Education at the University of Newcastle and holds a Bachelor of Arts/Education (Secondary) specialising in English, History, Visual Arts and EAL/D. Laura has been teaching at CCSC for 2 years now and last year took on the primary role of coordinating our support services team.
Tim Walsh — Student wellbeing Support (K-12)
In 2019 Tim took on the responsibility of student wellbeing for the Junior College, as well as being a valued member of the junior college teaching team. To continue to develop a whole school approach for support in 2020, Tim has extended his wellbeing role into the senior college as well.
Chontelle Balbi — Student academic Support (K-12)
Chonnie has been a part of the CCSC team for over 4 years now as a Teachers Aid and Multi Sport coach. With 25 years of experience working in education as a Child Care Worker, Centre Director and in Early Intervention Support, Chonnie has a wealth of knowledge and experience supporting students with additional needs and disabilities in their homes, child care centres and schools.
Justine Vanderzee — Student welfare Support (K-12)
Justine has a background in youth work and chaplaincy and over the past 12 months has been employed by CCSC in a part-time capacity. Justine offers a range of targeted welfare programs and individualised support services for students in the K-12 spaces.
Scott Alward — Student academic and welfare Support (K-12)
With extensive experience working in education as a Learning Support Officer and Youth Worker, Scott is passionate about youth mentoring and developing meaningful relationships to support student development.
Jo Ward — Chaplain (K-12)
Over the last year Jo has worked in both public and private schools on the Central Coast as a chaplain. She will be onsite every Wednesday and brings with her a wealth of knowledge as both a disability carer, youth worker and chaplain.