Learning Support Coordinator
Carcoola’s Student Services aims to provide a sound and well structured support system for students. The Learning Support Coordinator (LSC) consults and liaises with the School Principal, Deputy Principal, the School Psychologist, Chaplain and other outside agencies such as disabilities services, consulting teachers, parents and staff to address student needs.
The LSC also collaborates with class teachers, the literacy and numeracy specialists and student services team to ensure Students at Educational Risk have appropriate learning programs. Students with medical health issues such as anaphylaxis, asthma and epilepsy are also monitored by the LSC.
School chaplaincy is a program officially endorsed by the Education Department and provided by YouthCARE WA who provide training, counselling and supervision to their Chaplains. The Chaplain’s primary role is to cultivate the personal and social wellbeing of students, their families and staff in need of social, emotional, mental, physical and spiritual support from a non-denominational perspective. This involves building relationships and supporting students, families and staff one on one and in small groups as needed, and during critical incidences. Our Chaplain runs the whole school Values programme and facilitates small group programs such as Rainbows. They are a valuable link into the wider community and provide additional practical help for administrative and teaching staff. If you would like to see the Chaplain, or seek support for your child, ask your child’s teacher or the office to send a message to the Chaplain.
A School Psychologist visits the school once a fortnight on Tuesday. Referrals to the school psychologist are to be made through the Learning Support Coordinator. The activities that school psychologists engage in are diverse and include counselling, consultation, assessment, implementation of prevention and intervention programs, referral processes, evaluation and the management of critical incidents. School psychologists also provide information and psycho-education to student populations, school staff, departmental staff, parents/guardians and external stakeholders. School psychologists endeavour to work in a consultative, resourceful and supportive manner with parents/guardians, teachers, school administrators and external health service providers. School psychologists always work with the primary purpose of achieving the best outcome for students.