The School Psychology Service provides a specialist psychological assessment, intervention and consultation service for schools.
The service supports schools in three main areas:
The School Psychologist can also be involved in the referral process to specialist services. An interagency partnership exists to support students in the school.
Accessing the School Psychologist
Currently the school has access to the School Psychology Service for 2.5 days per week. The School Psychologist, Natasha Potter, is based at the school on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and alternate Mondays.
The work of School Psychologist is driven by school needs. Appointments are arranged via the Administration team (the Principal or Deputy Principal). This provides families the opportunity to discuss their concerns and any further actions are negotiated. These concerns may be related to academic achievement, peer relations, behaviour difficulties or personal adjustment.
The School Psychologists may work directly with students (individually or in small groups/ whole classes) or through the teacher or parents.