School Counsellor

About the Program

 

Centacare Children’s Counsellors work in Catholic Primary Schools in partnership with students, teachers and parents to enhance students’ social and emotional wellbeing. Counselling is child-focussed and informed by the needs, goals and developmental level of the child. It is a voluntary process that takes place in a one-on-one school setting. Counsellors are committed to working respectfully and collaboratively with students, parents/ caregivers and teachers in ways that build on the individual’s strengths. Children’s Counsellors offer support and information on issues impacting the student’s wellbeing: Anxiety/depression, social skills, grief and loss, family issues/breakdown, relationships, violence/abuse.

 

Confidentiality

 

Children’s Counsellors work with the understanding that children, young people and their families have a right to confidentiality and privacy. A student’s right to confidentiality is paramount except where the student’s safety is of concern. Children’s Counsellors are legally required to report suspected child abuse/neglect, intentions of harm to others or self or any threats to safety or life. Privacy and Security of Personal Information Children’s Counsellors are committed to the protection and security of all personal information collected during the counselling process. Strict guidelines ensure that information received is used only for the purpose for which it was intended.

 

Referral Process

 

Students can request to see the children’s counsellor or can be referred by parents/ caregivers, school leadership and teachers. Any counselling with the student is conducted with their consent.

 

 

Useful Phone Numbers Website Links
   
  • Child Abuse Report Line 13 14 78
  • DV Crisis Line 1800 800 098
  • Homelessness Gateway 1800 003 308
  • Kids Helpline 1800 551 800
  • Lifeline 13 11 14
  • Parent Helpline 1300 364 100

 

 

 

 

 

Or submit a message to our school counsellor below.

Resources

BeYou Support Contacts - Click Here

Raising children website - Click Here

BeYou - Click Here

 

Police Assistance info

 

Police Emergency - Dial 000

Police Assistance - Dial 131 444

Crime Stoppers - 1800 333 000

 

Articles and events to support the wellbeing, emotional and academic success in the Star Community

 

Understanding how to support your child with Online Gaming

Mar 13

Provides an overview of selecting quality games, understanding how to reduce the risks of gaming. It's suitable for parents and carers of children and young people in primary and early secondary school.

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How e-safety can help

Feb 22 & Mar 20

Provides an overview of the eSafety Commissioner and supporting programs and resources for parents and carers. It’s suitable for parents and carers of children and young people in primary and secondary school.

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Understanding parental controls to safeguard your child

Feb 20 & Mar 14

Provides an overview of different types of parental controls and how to set them. It's suitable for parents and carers of children and young people in primary school.

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Online safety and social media

Feb 29 & Mar 26

Provides an overview of managing different functions of social media, It's suitable for parents and carers of children and young people in primary and early secondary school.

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Anxiety in children: Parent Education Seminar (Week 2 & Week 3 2024)

Bookings Essential via QKR under school event

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Webinars for parents and carers; eSafety Commissioner

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Starting School or Kindy

Supporting primary school age children though grief and loss - Fact Sheet

ACATLGN grief and loss

Online risks for children during the pandemic

Top 5 Things parents can do to keep their kids safe online

Squid games

Supporting children to transition into a new school year

How to Support Reducing Anxiety in Children

Normalising Current Events

Are you worried about your 4 to 11 year old child - Calm Kid Central

Family tech agreement - eSafety Commissioner

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