The School Psychologists apply their psychological and educational expertise to support students achieve academic success, psychological health and social and emotional well-being. Their role can involve individual counselling and student support, liaising with parents, liaising with referral to outside agencies, participation in Case conferences, behaviour management support and working closely with all members of students services.
They offer brief solution focused interventions, nonetheless longer term intervention or therapy will require referral to outside agencies.
Catherine Cleary – Year 7-8
Mel Hutflesz – Year 9-10
Janette McArthur – Year 11-12
Andrew Winton, Susan Smith and Narelle Clark provide support to students and staff, offering counselling and non denominational spiritual support.
We are a Mentally Healthy School
As of February 2017, Churchlands Senior High School has signed up to become a part of the Mentally Healthy Schools program to promote the Act-Belong-Commit ethos throughout our whole school community. At Churchlands Senior High School we believe that student and staff wellbeing are one of our biggest priorities, and that to work to the best of our ability, we need to keep mentally healthy.
Act-Belong-Commit is a mental health promotion campaign that encourages everyone to take action to protect and promote their own mental wellbeing.
Health and Wellbeing Important resources
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Extracurricular Activities Semester 1
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Student Support Officer
The Student Support Officers provide assistance to students with attendance, engagement and mental health concerns. They also support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and families.
Student Support Officer:
The school Medical centre is open from 8.30 am til 3.30pm. Students can walk in during recess and lunch. Students coming during class or between classes need a note in their diaries from their teacher. Students who injure themselves or become unwell will be sent to the Medical centre where appropriate first aid will be given. Students should not contact parents if they are unwell. The correct procedure is to see the First Aid Officer first.
First Aid Officers:
If the First Aid Officer is not present, students who are sick or injured should go to Student Services.
If your child has a medical condition or requires a First Aid Officer to administer medication during the school day, please refer to the Department of Education's website for student health care and administration of medication forms. These forms need to be filled out every year.
Please note; STUDENTS WHO ARE UNWELL SHOULD NOT BE SENT TO SCHOOL.