Courage • Creativity • Resilience • Respect

Youth Workers

This year we are fortunate to have four Youth Workers join the B-12 Wellbeing Team at Avenues College.  Each of them will be working in consultation with the B-12 Wellbeing team to support ALL students.

Vivienne Raikes
My name is Vivienne Raikes and I am a new Youth Worker at Avenues College, I am really excited to be part of the school. You may see me around the library at lunch times running activities and everyone is welcome to join in the fun, ideas for activities you want to do are also welcome. I will be supporting specific programs for students in Term 2 about respectful relationships, mental health and wellbeing and teaching self-regulation strategies through the Rock N Water program with Mike Haynes.

A little about myself, I have been a youth worker for twenty three years supporting young people mostly teenagers with their emotional and social wellbeing. Yes, that makes me old, but wise! I am originally from Western Australia and a Fremantle Dockers supporter, I like to spend my free time exploring Australia's outback and catching a fish or two. I have a boat license and am a bus driver.  Mostly, I enjoy a good chat so come past and say hello in the Wellbeing Centre, the door is always open.

Geoff Oatway

Linda Szabo

Cheryl Arthur

Hi everyone

My name is Cheryl Arthur and I am a new Youth Worker to Avenue’s College.

I have been a Youth Worker for 25 yrs and normally work at Wiltja Boarding. Wiltja is a boarding house where Anangu Students from the remote APY Lands, NT & WA Communities come to stay while going to school at Avenues College.


I have had the privilege of staying in most Communities (with families) many many times over and have learnt amazing things. Many Anangu are now apart of my extended family.


In my home life, I am a wife and a mother of three (a daughter & 2 sons) and have 2 beautiful grandchildren.


While at Avenue’s I hope to meet many students and families and hope that if you need a chat, need time out or need any support, you can come and see me (even if you don’t know me yet) or ask for me so we can work together to assist you in feeling supported, heard and happy in your learning.


Talk soon,  Cheryl