St Anthony’s School is one of over 30 Catholic schools that utilise the services of a qualified and experienced social worker. It is a school based service, available one day per week and at no cost to St Anthony’s families. The social worker works collaboratively with staff, parents and students to optimise the educational experience of students.
The social worker provides counselling to help students and their families deal with social and emotional issues relating to school or affecting a child’s academic performance. The social worker provides class programs, facilitates small group work, organises speakers/workshops for parents, makes referrals to other professionals and regularly contributes articles to the school newsletter.