A school psychologist is provided by the Department of Education. Their role is to assess students experiencing difficulties with learning and to make recommendations. To access this service, a referral is completed by the class teacher and/or Principal and this will take place after matters have been discussed with the parents.
Parents with concerns about their child should discuss these with their child’s teacher, who may deem it appropriate to make a referral. Access to the School Psychologist is prioritised on a “needs” basis and may, at times, call for quite a lengthy waiting time.
Community Health Nurse + School Nurse
The Community Health Nurse who visits our school and works with a team of School Health Nurses.
Community Health Nurses work in schools to promote healthy development and wellbeing so students may reach their full potential. A major part of their work is focused on early intervention and the School Entry Health Assessment program.
Community Health Nurses serve as a health contact point for children and their families, providing information, assessment, health counselling and referral. The services provided are free and confidential.
If you have a concern about your child’s health or development, please contact the Community Health Nurse on 9753 6476 or or email WACHS-SW.Naturaliste [email protected]
Our school chaplain supports our focus on health and well being. Our Chaplain shows care and concern and can connect people to additional resources when required. School chaplains are not counsellors and can’t offer counselling services, but they can be a great support to families in need.
Participation in the school chaplain program is voluntary. Chaplains do not proselytise. Chapains accept, respect and are senstive to others views, values and believfs. Champlains may be from any faith.
Sharon Doyle, our School Chaplain is available every Thursday and every second Wednesday. For questions or appointments with Sharon please phone 9758 5517.
Further information about the services available at the Youth Care website.