School counselling staff are members of the school learning and support team.
A teacher may recommend the service by referring a student to the school’s learning and support team. As a parent or carer, you may refer your child directly to the school counselling service. Students can also self-refer to the service.
The school counselling service can:
support students who are worrying about school work, friends, getting in trouble at school or feeling down
help parents and carers make decisions about your child’s education
assess a student’s learning and behaviour
help teachers and students identify and address disabilities that may affect learning
liaise with other agencies regarding student wellbeing.
School counselling is confidential.
For more information about learning and support teams and the school counselling service, visit:
School counsellors are experienced teachers who have a degree in psychology and post-graduate qualifications in school counselling. They work with students of all ages and their families, throughout their school years.
School counsellors work with students, parents/carers and teachers in a variety of ways.
Their work includes:
assisting parents/carers to make informed decisions about their child’s education
assessing students’ learning and behaviour
assisting schools to identify and address disabilities that affect students’ learning
liaising with other agencies concerned with the well-being of students
contact the school if you would like to make an appointment with the school counsellor.