Hunters Hill Public School

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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.

Please note that while we do have a school counsellor, our entitlement is limited to one day per week.  Our school counsellor currently attends HHPS on a Monday.

We have a new school counsellor this year. Her role is to support learning and wellbeing outcomes for students as a member of the Learning and Support Team. She may undertake student assessment, and contributes to the development of school-based supports for students. She also collaborates with parents, carers, and outside agencies as required. While our school counsellor is qualified to provide psychological counselling and she does so in certain circumstances, this is not her primary role in school, and school counsellors are unable to provide an ongoing counselling service.

No counsellor intervention or assessment takes place without parent permission (although students aged 12 years and over can self-refer).  If parents are seeking counsellor support for their child/ren, they should contact their child's class teacher.

While every effort will be made to see your children, our school counsellor must assess each situation and prioritise her limited time accordingly.

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