School Nurse - Bree Byfield
The Child and Community Health Nurse from Avon Health Service visits the school on a weekly basis. Screening for vision and hearing and support for school health programs are part of the School Nurse's role. The nurse is closely involved with teaching staff to promote health in the classrooms. The nurse can be contacted at the school (usually Wednesdays) or at the Toodyay Child Health Centre on 95744577.
For further details on how the School Nurse can assist you with your child's health and wellbeing, please click here for the school handbook.
School Chaplain - Doug McGhee
The School Chaplaincy help students find a better way to deal with issues ranging from family breakdown and loneliness to drug abuse, stress and anxiety. They provide a listening ear and a caring presence for students in crisis ... and those who jsut need a friend. All have a passion to improve the lives of young people. It is not the purpose of chaplaincy services to bring about or encourage commitment to any set of beliefs.
It is important to note that school chaplains cannot provide services for which they are not qualified, for example, counselling services or psychological assessment, or medical assessment. The key tasks of a chaplain may include facilitating access to the helping agencies in the community, both religious-based and secular, with the approval of the School Principal.
For further information with regard Chaplaincy Australia, visit the website: https://www.chaplaincyaustralia.com/
School Psychologist - Erin Gothard-Fox
A school psychologist is rostered to attend our school one and a half days per week. The role of the psychologist is to support the school in the areas of student behaviour, learning difficulties and special needs. The school psychologist may work with individuals, groups of students or whole classes. Early identification and intervention with students experiencing learning difficulties or with difficulties adjusting to school are important parts of the school psychologist's role.The school psychologist works closely with the class teacher to identify causes for a student's difficulties and to develop appropriate programs to address these. Parent and carer involvement and support are vital to the success of these programs.
Further information about the school psychology service is available from the school or the Wheatbelt Regional Education Office, Northam, telephone 9622 0200 or look at the following youtube clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpSJYSiDQdw
For a full list of medical services in Toodyay and close by, click here.