At Catholic Education Western Australia, we adopt an inclusive approach to education. With the support of parents, our schools determine the needs of individual students and put programs and support in place to address those needs. This ensures the progress and wellbeing of the whole child, not just their academic performance.
What is distinctive about the Catholic Education Western Australia approach to inclusive education?
- Our schools are not segregated; students are integrated into the life of the school.
- Our Education Support Centres provide for the learning needs of students, as well as the mainstream setting.
- We identify students, assess and determine their needs, put programs and support in place, work with parents to monitor progress and look after the overall wellbeing of students.
School and Catholic Education Western Australia Psychology Services
All Catholic schools in Western Australia have access to a range of psychology services to support students and staff. While some larger schools and colleges employ their own educational psychologists, others are serviced by the Catholic Education Western Australia Psychology Team.
The Catholic Education Western Australia Psychology Team comprises psychologists, senior psychologists and consultant senior psychologists in a variety of roles. The team has a dedicated consultant who works with our schools in the area of student wellbeing. The focus of the Student Wellbeing Consultant is to provide support to schools in the broader area of mental health promotion including student physical and mental wellbeing, early intervention and prevention of mental illness and student resilience.
The team, managed by Catholic Education Western Australia, is funded by the State Government through the Department of Education. All WA Catholic schools are eligible to access the services provided by the Catholic Education Western Australia Psychology Team.
The Australian Government’s KidsMatter and MindMatters initiatives also provide tools and support to our schools, covering diverse areas such as change, loss and grief, cyber safety, and community awareness and understanding around mental health and wellbeing.