The purpose of the position of Guidance Counsellor is to focus on student wellbeing and work collaboratively with school communities to promote and foster the development and mental health of all students. A counselling and referral service is provided in a school context to support student engagement with learning. This service promotes and supports the development of student life skills and resilience to deal with a rapidly changing and complex modern world.
A counselling, consulting and referral service is offered to meet the personal, social, emotional, vocational and educational needs of students. This service is confidential within the limits required by student protection legislation and Catholic Education Services Policy.
The guidance counselling service provides the opportunity to discuss issues in a safe and confidential setting to explore unconsidered possibilities and opportunities to set goals and develop strategies for change. Issues include -
The counselling service also contributes to the pastoral care program of the whole school by:-
Appointments are available before and after school and during school time by contacting the school office or the counsellor directly.