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Griffith East Public School

Griffith East Public School

Excellence, Innovation and Inclusion

Telephone02 6962 1804

School counselling service

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, please contact your school.

School counselling at school

Our school counsellor provides an ongoing counselling service available for all students. During the time your child is in primary school, he or she may come into contact with our Counsellor as a result of a class teacher’s referral or at the request of a parent. This referral is for the purpose of gathering information to assist with a child’s development.

Parents are contacted prior to the child seeing the counsellor and a written consent form will be completed. Parents will be invited to attend an interview following any such assessment. The service offered by our school counsellor is also available directly to parents who would like assistance with a child’s learning or behavioural problems. Appointments can be made by contacting our school office.

The school counsellor is a trained teacher and a registered psychologist.

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