Bankstown Girls High School

Semper Optime (Always the best)

Telephone02 9709 6788


Our school environment welcomes and respects people from all backgrounds.

Browse this section to find out how we work with you to provide a safe and caring learning environment for your child and also keep informed about support for school families

Bankstown Girls High School has an active and experienced Wellbeing Team that run programs specifically designed to cater and care for girls 11-19 years old.

Wellbeing initiates and coordinates activities related to the:

  • Attendance Policy
  • Anti-Bullying Program
  • Vaccination Program
  • Student Mentoring Program
  • Peer Mediation Program
  • Volunteering Program
  • Peer Support Program

The team is lead by the Head Teacher Wellbeing Mrs Shaddock and made up of 6 Student Advisors, one for each year group. In 2020 these are:

  • Year 12 - Ms Elsayed
  • Year 11 - Mr Vrhovac
  • Year 10 - Miss Alam
  • Year 9 - Miss Matty
  • Year 8 - Mrs Ijaz
  • Year 7 - Miss Baddah

The team also includes the Counsellor Ms Kean and Ms Statham and the two Deputies, Mrs Porreca, who as part of her whole school role monitors the welfare issues of Years 8, 10, and 12 and Mr Leary who monitors Years 7, 9 and 11.

Each Student Advisor runs a welfare program that teaches leadership skills and promotes resilience and connectedness to the school. All students are welcome to join.

  • Year 7 – Peer Support
  • Year 8 – Body Image and Resilience
  • Year 9 – Positive Relationships
  • Year 10 – Work Ready and Leadership
  • Year 11 – Peer Support Leadership
  • Year 12 – Leadership and stress management in HSC

Each semester Student Advisors organise a Merit Assembly where the students in their year group can be congratulated for their creativity, diligence in class or community work.

There are also an additional range of welfare programs that cater to more than one year group.

  • Peer Mediation – Years 10, 11 & 12 students are trained in Restorative Practice and use their skills as a first step in sorting out problems between younger students. These students are invaluable as part of the school's Anti-Bullying Program.
  • The Premier's Volunteering Challenge – Years 9, 10, 11, & 12 students earn certificates for the hours they put into environmental and fund raising projects for community organisations such as RSPCA and The Sea Shepherd Trust. They also work in the school garden which was created as a joint project with the Environmental Committee.
  • Community Link Projects : Blood Donation – Red Cross, Stewart House participants, Youth Housing Scholarship recipients, ABCN Scholarships, ZONTA, International Women's Day Breakfast, Community based Student Mentoring, MTC Mentoring, Links to Learning, Support a Sister.




This page was last updated 16 March 2020. DH