How will counselling work in our school?
Our school has designed our counselling support to best meet the needs of our learners. The support is described in our School Delivery Plan (SDP). The Plan was put together with input from whānau, school staff, Board members and our counselling provider.
The Plan shows how we will work with our counsellor to support our learners.
What can I expect from this support?
We want you to be involved, as much as possible, so we can work together to get the best support for your child.
Our school counsellor will:
· be safe, honest, and trustworthy
· listen carefully, be respectful, and value your culture, language, and identity
· provide this service at school, in a safe space.
You will have an opportunity to meet the counsellor, Catherine Coster, and discuss how this support can work for you.
We will contact you if we think your child might benefit from this support and you can talk to the principal or any teacher if you would like to seek counselling support for your child. We will uphold you and your child’s rights to privacy and keep all information safe. Counselling support will not be provided without your involvement.
You can request counselling for your child by completing the referral form that is on our school website and emailing it to the counselling provider, or by dropping the form at school, or by asking a teacher to send a referral on your behalf. You can also request a phone call with the counsellor by emailing your details to Vonnie Marshall. Vonnie is the Clinical Co-ordinator for the counselling provider- Skylight Trust. Her email address is- Clinicalcoordinator@skylight.org.nz