Our students can access our Student Services when they require support with any issues relating to their social and emotional health and overall wellbeing.
Our services contain supportive staff who are focused in aiding students in self-regulation and re-engagement in education. Our Academy is committed to the total wellbeing of each of our students, providing them with pastoral support that recognises and respects the uniqueness of each individual.
The support we provide to students includes:
- Providing a “chill zone” for our students to debrief about current issues they are facing;
- Facilitating reflection and debriefing sessions about negative behaviour;
- Providing behavioural management strategies for students who have received written warnings from teachers;
- Assisting with administration tasks and managing communication with carers about our student requirements.
Our Chaplain provides emotional and social wellbeing for our students, and interacts with parents to establish caring relationships at our school.
The role of Chaplain journeys with the students in their everyday activities, and is a “listening ear,” encouraging students in ways which will build their confidence, self-esteem and helping them achieve the best possible outcomes with any opportunities or challenges they may be facing.
One of the roles and responsibilities of the Chaplain is to engage in outreach support with students who are struggling to attend and engage at the academy. The chaplain, working with the Attendance and Enrolment Officer, talks with students and their parents or guardians to discuss support strategies for low attendance.
Our School Psychologist
Our School Psychologist provides individual counselling sessions for students who may need assistance with a variety of mental health difficulties, including:
- Grief and loss;
- Anger management;
- Eating disorders;
- Stress Management;
- Interpersonal difficulties.
There is an emphasis on developing a therapeutic relationship with our students, and including families within the therapy process.
Our School Psychologist also liaises with other service providers in relation to referrals and ongoing support.
For more information, please contact our Academy on (08) 6350 1872 or firstname.lastname@example.org.