School counselling staff are members of the school learning and support team.
A teacher may recommend the service by referring a student to the school’s learning and support team. As a parent or carer, you may refer your child directly to the school counselling service. Students can also self-refer to the service.
The school counselling service can:
support students who are worrying about school work, friends, getting in trouble at school or feeling down
help parents and carers make decisions about your child’s education
assess a student’s learning and behaviour
help teachers and students identify and address disabilities that may affect learning
liaise with other agencies regarding student wellbeing.
School counselling is confidential.
For more information about learning and support teams and the school counselling service, visit:
Haberfield Public School’s school counsellor is here on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
The school counsellor has specialised training in counselling and assessment. Their main job is to work with staff, parents and caregivers and other allied health professionals to assist students who may benefit from learning new skills. This is done in consultation with Haberfield’s Principal and Learning Support Team.
Parents and caregivers are asked to speak to their child’s classroom teacher and stage executive before making an appointment to meet with the school counsellor. Appointments can be made by contacting the school on: