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Guidance counsellor

​A Guidance Officer visits the school at least two days a week. The Guidance Officer is a teacher with a specialisation in educational psychology. Guidance Officers work with staff and families to identify and contribute to the support of students with special needs. ‘Special needs’ is a broad term. It includes students-with-disabilities, underperforming students, gifted students and troubled students. It has academic, social and emotional aspects. Generally any issue that might impact adversely on a student’s well-being or life chances at school can be referred to the Guidance Officer. Activities undertaken by the Guidance Officer include standardised intellectual ability and achievement assessments, functional behaviour assessments, contributing to intervention plans, developmental counselling for a range of issues including grief and relationships, social skilling and support for positive ‘parenting’ (the family has a critical role in the welfare of students at school). Referrals are generally made through the School Administration or through the class teacher to the school’s Support Team.

For further information and appointments please see The Principal or Deputy Principal in the Administration Office.