Please note, bookings close on Sunday 7 March at 3.30pm
Regards, Mrs. Sarah Lowe Principal
February 18 Newsletter
18 Feb 2021
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16 Feb 2021
Dear Parents and Carers,
A reminder that the P&F AGM and General Meeting are being held tonight at 7.00pm in the St Mary's staff room. It would be wonderful to see as many faces there as possible. Please ensure you sign in using the QR code on your arrival.
As part of the pastoral care program for students, St Mary’s School have access to a Student and Family Counselling service provided by CatholicCare Canberra & Goulburn (CCG). CCG are contracted by St Mary’s to provide a counselling service to students and their families on site. There is no fee to access this service.
The role of the counsellor is to focus on the emotional, social and educational well-being of the students. Counsellors welcome contact with students having difficulty with some part of their life, whether or not it affects their school work. The problem does not have to be a big one. It is better to seek help sooner than later. Some typical concerns that counsellors work with include: anger, anxiety, behavioural problems, depression, eating problems, family breakdown and family conflict, grief and loss, learning and educational challenges, parenting challenges, peer and other social relationships, school avoidance, stress and study skills. As well as individual sessions with students, counsellors can run groups, do family work, consult with parents and teachers and make referrals to other services and supports.
Student and Family Counsellors subscribe to a set of professional ethics that include duty of care and respect for the individual rights to privacy and confidentiality. The counsellors’ obligation is to ensure the safety, wellbeing and confidentiality of the student they are working with. All counsellors are mandated to report any disclosure or sign of abuse (including self-harm) or neglect to Child Protection Services. Outside of our mandated requirements, all counselling sessions are confidential and the details will not be discussed with other parties unless written consent is given by the client.
Referrals and requests can be made by completing the referral form available on the school website: