The School Psychology Service provides a specialist psychological assessment, intervention and consultation service for schools. School Psychologists are governed by a professional registration process and a code of ethics.
The SPS provides support in three main areas:
They work with schools to identify and change target behaviours at the individual, group and systemic level.
Conduct assessments of students experiencing learning difficulties and/or disabilities at schools.
Support schools in making appropriate curriculum adjustments for students in order to enhance their learning outcomes.
3. Mental Health and Well-being
Providing direct support for students experiencing mental health and wellbeing difficulties.
Assist schools and children to maximise the development of positive mental health and well-being.
Accessing the School Psychologist
The work of School Psychologists is driven by school needs. Access to the School Psychologist is facilitated by the school’s leadership team (the Principal or Deputy Principals). This will then afford an opportunity for the concerns to be discussed and any further actions negotiated.
Prior to providing services, School Psychologists are required to obtain informed consent from a parent or/caregiver.