wellbeing

Support Services

 
 

We are fortunate to have access to a wide range of highly skilled people to coordinate and implement valuable support programs for students.

 
 

Education psychology:

We work closely with our network physiologist who attends our school approximately one day a week. Murray Everly is also an Educational psychologist who supports our school for approximately 5 hours a week. These professionals help to support teachers, parents and students. They work with parents and staff to identify any students at risk both academically and socially. Early intervention is essential to ensuring the best for our students.

Counselling:

Our education psychologists can assist when families undergo a trauma or big change. Outside of the education system, free telephone counselling services are available to support families who may be going through a difficult time.

  • Kids Helpline – 24-hour telephone counselling service for kids. 1800 55 1800

  • Lifeline – 24-hour telephone counselling service. 13 11 14

  • Mensline Australia – 24-hour telephone counselling service for men. 1300 789 978

  • Parent line – 24-hour advice and information service. 1300 1300 52

 

Speech Therapy:

We also work with 2 speech therapists, Cathy Phillips (Network speech therapist) and Lane Schmerling. Lane supports our students on Disability funding and Cathy works with the class teachers to identify speech and language needs.

Translator:

We will help you communicate with our school. If you’d like an interpreter for a school meeting, let us know and we will arrange one, if available. For more information, visit the Department of Education’s ‘Help in your language’ page.

Program for students with a disability:

aims to support students with a disability by providing additional resources to support these students at school. These students are usually supported with an integration aide to work with them individually and within the classroom. Students may be eligible for assistance under the Program for Students with Disabilities if they meet the criteria for any of the following: Intellectual Disability, Severe Language Disorder (with critical educational needs), Visual Impairment, Hearing Impairment, Physical Impairment, Severe Behaviour Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder.