Balga SHS remains open for all students during the current lockdown. We look forward to seeing all our students at school for the remainder of this week.
MASKS TO BE WORN ON SCHOOL PREMISES - Please be aware that all students and visitors to the school must wear masks as per current restrictions imposed by the WA Government.
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Pastoral Care

Pastoral care plays an important role in both the well-being and learning of our students.

We understand that the emotional well-being of students is fundamental to their academic success, and so we offer a holistic approach that develops students’ understanding of well-being through explicit teaching of strategies to develop growth mindsets, resilience and well-being.

Roles and responsibilities of our team members

School Psychologist

  • Mental health and well-being:
    • Provides direct support for students experiencing mental health and well-being difficulties
    • Assists the school and children to maximise development of positive mental health and well-being
  • Learning:
    • Where appropriate, conducts assessments of students experiencing learning difficulties and/or disabilities at school
    • Supports the school in making appropriate curriculum adjustments for students in order to enhance their learning outcomes
  • Behaviour:
    • Works with students, parents and the school to identify and change target behaviours at the individual, group and systemic level

Chaplain

  • Supports students and parents in time of need
  • Supports a caring consciousness within the school

Year Coordinators

  • Responsible for the pastoral care of students by offering advice and support in all aspects of school life including subjects, study, social and family concerns
  • Provides leadership and direction to their year group
  • Encourages students to participate in school and community events
  • Liaises with parents about academic, social and emotional issues concerning students

School Nurse

  • Identifies students who may have health problems which affect them in school
  • Prepares care plans and procedures to manage health problems
  • Provides health education for students, staff and parents and health promotions
  • Is a resource for students, staff and parents and provides links to outside agencies

Aboriginal and Indigenous Education Officers (AIEO’s)

  • provide support to staff, students and the Aboriginal community in an effort to enhance the effectiveness of school based programs.
  • support to the school and class teacher, a positive role model, consultant to the education program and teaching aspects of Aboriginal culture.
  • Liaison Role between Aboriginal parents and teachers encouraging parent involvement in school, and conducting home liaison visits.