Students - Student Services

We have a School Psychologist, School Chaplain and visiting School Nurse from the Department of Health so families, students and staff are well catered for, addressing issues at point of need. 

They work closely with staff and collaborate with a wide range of outside agencies to assist in catering for students with pastoral care, academic, attentional, social, emotional and behavioural needs, as well as supporting teachers to cater for students who have a diagnosed disability or who have been identified as gifted and talented.

Student Services Team

School Psychologist – Joanne Jones

School Chaplain – Luzanne Smit

School Chaplain

Our School Chaplain offers support for the emotional wellbeing of students, schools and their communities. Our chaplain’s services aim to support families, increase the resilience of children and strengthen links between the school and wider community.

The chaplain’s student pastoral care programmes focus on social and emotional skills which impact significantly on: 

  • Enhancing academic achievement

  • Encouraging positive attitudes and behaviours by students towards themselves, others and their school

  • Reducing behaviour and mental health issues (such as truancy, aggression, anxiety and depression)

  • Enhancing students’ social and emotional competence

Chaplains are also well positioned to support the spiritual, social and emotional wellbeing of teachers and the wider school community.

School Psychologist

Our School Psychologist offers support for the emotional wellbeing of students, schools and their communities. The School Psychology Service provides support in three main areas:

Behaviour: Working with students, parents and their schools to identify and change target behaviours at the individual, group and systemic level.

Learning: Conducting assessments of students experiencing learning difficulties and/or disabilities at schools. Supporting schools in making appropriate curriculum adjustments for students in order to enhance their learning outcomes.

Mental Health and Wellbeing: Providing direct support for students experiencing mental health Issues

School Nurse

A trained School Nurse from the Department of Health visits the school regularly.  

Parents are advised if a child appears to require attention, parents can also initiate checks for their children. 

In some cases, teachers may refer a child to the School Nurse.