School counselling staff are members of the school learning and support team.
The school counsellor works in collaboration with the Learning and Support team, parents, caregivers and other agencies to develop appropriate school-based support for students. The school counsellor can carry out cognitive, social, emotional and behavioural assessment of students when referred by the learning support team and report back findings and recommendations. The school counsellor can also provide a short-term counselling service for students in need.
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.
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