Just a reminder that during Term 2 students are required to wear their winter uniforms. If you are needing to update your winter uniforms or purchase new ones then now is the time to do it.

Uniform shop hours during the School Holidays:
Monday 29 April 9.00am – 3.00pm
Tuesday 30 April 9.00am – 3.00pm
Wednesday 1 May 8.00am – 11.00am
Uniform Shop Opening Times Term 2:
Monday and Wednesday 8.00am – 11.00am
Thursday 1.00pm – 4.00pm

Just a reminder, if your child is not attending a school day due to illness or other reasons, please contact the absentee line at 9247 9333 or email
[email protected]
Please indicate your child’s name, their PCG, and the reason for their absence.

Having been the “lone” psychologist at JSRACS, I am excited to announce we have 2 additional part-time psychologists with Sean Roda and Ellen Wilson joining the team. Together we look forward to continuing to support our students, staff and the school community with the range of skills each brings.

 

Ellen Wilson

Hello, my name is Ellen Wilson and I’m from the UK. I have been working in Perth for five years now. I have completed a Psychology Degree (2003), a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (2007), Personal Performance and Youth Coaching diplomas (2012/14). Recently, I obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Relationship Counselling with William Street Family Therapy Centre. I am registered with AHPRA as a Provisional Psychologist and I am completing my 4+2 under the supervision of Aldo Gurgone, Clinical Psychologist and Director of William Street Family Therapy Centre, who has over 40 years of experience working with Children and Families. My background is in Community Services and Education. I have an interest in Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Attachment Theory and the Self-Regulation of children. I am new to John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School but have worked in the Anglican School System previously as a School Counsellor.

Sean Roda

I am another psychologist new to John Septimus Roe. While completing a Masters of Psychology (Counselling) at University, I worked with young people which was rewarding and where my interest in assisting adolescents began. Over the last 10 years working as a psychologist, I have been fortunate enough to work with young people in many different settings, such as disability services, corrective services, in schools on behalf of external agencies, child protection, and private practice. It is great to be able to solely focus on my work with young people in a school setting. The role is exciting, as the interventions offered often vary, such as supporting, teachers, families, and individuals to contributing towards students getting the most out of their education at the school. I hope to strengthen the school community by applying my knowledge of mental health to positively support the school and in assisting students.

Future Groups Being Facilitated by Psychologists
Beginning next term psychologists at JSRACS will be facilitating a number of social and emotional well-being groups focusing on the mental health needs of students at the school. When appropriate groups will be facilitated for students in JSRACS primary schools and students in years 7-12. Groups will consider topics such as making friends, bullying, anger management, and grief and loss. Students get more out of education when they have the skills and experiences to maintain their mental well-being in school settings. Groups such as Rainbow (grief and loss) and social skills will provide experiences of peer support and the knowledge required to best manage challenges that occur while at school.

What to Learn More?
Please do not hesitate to contact us on 9247 9361 or email:- [email protected]

Mary Kuriyan
School Psychologist