Our Lady of the Rosary also has a School Counsellor. Our School Counsellor – Nicole Ryder is a Registered Psychologist, who works 5 days a week across the Broken Bay Diocese.
Regular days at Our Lady of the Rosary will be Thursday’s however, attendance at each school varies as needed.
The School Counselling role is varied but generally includes:
• short term individual intervention and counselling support for students,
• consultation, support and advice to parents,
• consultation or assistance with referrals to external providers,
• school support for programs promoting student wellbeing, resilience and mental health literacy.
The referral process for families is to touch base with the Classroom Teacher, Principal or Assistant Principal who will consult with Nicole for general advice in the first instance and then can provide families with an official referral document to be completed and returned.
Initially parent meetings are offered to gather a clear understanding of the student’s strengths and difficulties and to collaboratively determine suitable goals to work toward.