Our ‘Students at Educational Risk (SAER)’ coordinator is Deputy Principal, Lynne Cross. She manages the School Psychologist, the School Chaplain and the School Nurse.
The School Psychologist, Maryssa Stacey, is appointed 3 days over a fortnight. An access flow chart is available below outlining the process for accessing this service. Requests are made by teachers after discussions with parents.
The School Chaplain is appointed for two days a week. Parents are welcome to contact the School Chaplain, Miss Eden, directly. Please refer to our website for the access pathway to access the Chaplain.
The School Nurse will screen all Kindergarten students for hearing and vision. Follow up with the parents is done by the nurse who will contact you personally. The nurse also has the capacity to identify students who may require follow up for Speech and Language assessments. Access for the nurse’s services to check hearing and vision is also available for students in other year levels. The request is made by the teacher and then followed up by Lynne.
School psychologists use knowledge and expertise to help support students achieve academic success, psychological health, and emotional wellbeing. They work closely with the Administration team, teachers, students, parents and interagency partners to identify causes for a student’s difficulties and to develop appropriate programs to address these. Parent and carer involvement and support are vital to the success of these programs. Further information regarding the role of a school psychologist is available in the following YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpSJYSiDQdw
As an Independent Public School, we appointed our own School Psychologist, Maryssa Stacey through a merit selection process. Maryssa commenced in October 2019 and she is available at school every Monday and every second Thursday. If you are concerned about your child and would like to access School Psychology Services, please speak to your child’s classroom teacher. Attached is the formal access pathway for your information.
Find out more: School Psychologist Services
A Chaplaincy Service is provided for students at Poynter Primary School and this is funded through YouthCARE. Our School Chaplain, Eden Bracegirdle, is available every Wednesday and Friday.
Students at Educational Risk (SAER)
Find out more: Students at Educational Risk
You Can Do It!
The You Can Do It! program is taught as part of the Health curriculum to support the development of the students social-emotional skills.
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The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD) is an annual data collection that identifies both the number of students with disability receiving adjustments and the level of adjustment for them.
Aussie of the Month
Aussie of the Month is a primary school recognition program which has been in operation for over twenty years. The program recognises personal endeavour, achievement and contribution to the community and reflects some of the values we share, such as fair go, mateship, respect and inclusion.
Find out more: Aussie of the Month