Student Wellbeing


 

School Psychologist

 

My name is Melita Silvasi and I am a school psychologist working within the Department of Education School Psychology Service. I provide support to a number of schools in the North Metropolitan area and I am available every Thursday at Greenmount Primary School.

 

As a school psychologist, my role is to provide support to the school in the following three areas:

 

  1. Behaviour – working collaboratively with teacher, student and parents to identify and change difficult and challenging behaviour at an individual, group or whole-school level.
  2. Learning – supporting teacher to identify students who are making limited progress. Conduct various assessments of students experiencing learning difficulties and/or disability. Work alongside internal and external providers to support the school in making appropriate curriculum adjustments in order to support the student to achieve learning outcomes.
  3. Mental health and wellbeing – providing direct counselling support to students experiencing mental health and wellbeing difficulties. Provide support to classroom teacher to implement special-emotional wellbeing strategies and to liase with external community agencies and to build capacity for families to access support.

 

The School Psychology Service can be accessed through the Greenmount Primary School referral process and a request for service may be made through Student Services Associate Principal, Natalie Astle. If concerns are of a private matter, direct contact with the Student Services Associate Principal is advised.

 

School Chaplain

 

My name is Penny Bays and I serve as Chaplain at Greenmount Primary School on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

 

Depending on the need, pastoral care can include

  • One on one support
  • Small group work
  • Lunchtime activities
  • Referring to external agencies
  • Liaising with staff and families

 

Common pastoral care issues can include:

Support during family conflict or breakdown

Mental health

Emotional regulation

Grief and loss

Peer relationships

Crisis care

 

Children and adults are welcome to access chaplaincy via a referral process through Student Services, Associate Principal, Natalie Astle.

 

 

Penny Bays

School Chaplain

 

 

School Nurse

 

Rachel Hall is the Community Health Nurse who visits our school.

 

Community Health Nurses work in schools to promote healthy development and wellbeing so students may reach their full potential.  A major part of the work of a Community Health Nurse within a school is to focus on early intervention and the School Entry Health Assessment Program. 

 

Community Health Nurses serve as a health contact point for children and their families providing information, assessments, health counselling and referral.

 

The services provided are free and confidential.

 

If you have any concerns about your child's health or development, please contact Student Services Associate Principal, Natalie Astle.

 

 

Dental Therapy

 

The WA Department of Health operates a Dental Therapy Centre at Swan View Primary School.  

 

Dental Therapy Centre’s provide free general and emergency dental care to eligible students who are aged 5 to 16 or until the end of year 11, whichever comes first and attend a school recognised by the Western Australian Department of Education.

 

The care includes routine dental examinations or check-ups, oral health advice, extractions, fillings, X-rays and fissure sealants.  Specialist dental services such as oral surgery and orthodontics are not provided, and patients will be referred for these services. 

 

Contact:

  • Phone:             08 9294 1072
  • Email:              contact@dental.health.wa.gov.au
  • Address:          Swan View Primary School – 380 Morrison Road Swan View