Jervis Bay school has a School Psychologist and a Speech Therapist permanently working with the students.
Our allied health professionals have a special interest in young people and their issues. Our team focuses on assisting our students and their families in learning how to get the best out of life at Jervis Bay School. Our qualified psychologist supports students achieve academic success, psychological health and well-being, and social and emotional well being as well as conducting assessments related to learning and behaviour. Referrals to see the psychologist may be made by staff or at the request of a parent or carer.
Our full-time speech pathologist partners with teachers to support learning within the whole classroom, as well as working with small groups and individually with students. The goal of the speech pathologist is to support student’s development of their understanding and use of language, speech sounds and their reading and writing skills. The SWAY (Sounds, Words, Aboriginal Language and Yarning) program developed by Royal Far West is being introduced within the preschool and early years to target these areas while introducing the local language into the classroom. Our team also works closely with local allied health professionals such as Noah’s Inclusion Services who specialise in supporting children of all abilities and their families to provide excellence in early childhood education, therapy and support.
Our psychologist, Brent Holgate, works on Mondays and Fridays and our Speech Therapist, Lisa Gerrand, is full time 5-days a week.