Good mental health contributes to improved outcomes for our young people. It is important that all students at our school feel confident to speak about personal issues, especially those which may be affecting how they are learning at school.

The School Wellbeing Services at Xavier will continue to develop and grow over time and feedback from staff, students and families is warmly welcomed.

You may be aware that in the past we have required parental consent if a student is to see the Counsellor however this will change. Going forward, and in line with the Australian Psychological Society professional and ethical guidelines, students will be able to self refer to the School Social Worker. Whilst parental consent is not necessary for an initial session, parental involvement will be encouraged. Referrals can also be made by parents and teaching staff. Alternatively, you can contact student admin or your House Coordinator to make an appointment. Please see the link on this page to the consent that a student would be agreeing to in the event that they see the School Counsellor.

The School Wellbeing team will work in a consultative, resourceful and supportive manner with a strong focus on achieving the best outcomes for students.

If you have any further questions please contact a member of the Leadership Group or phone the school office – (02) 6040 6388

Alongside our Wellbeing service our House Coordinators can assist in the following ways:

  • Talk to young people about numerous different topics and offer pastoral care and support.

Some of the areas may include, but are not limited to;

  • Depression, sadness and feeling “down”
  • Anxiety, worry and fears
  • Grief and loss
  • Anger management
  • Drug and alcohol issues
  • Conflict resolution and bullying
  • Self-esteem and assertiveness
  • Having difficulties at home or at school
  • Transition from primary school to secondary school
  • Work together with the House Coordinators to provide support and help for students who might be having trouble with school and organisation.

Parents are very welcome to make contact with the service by phoning the school.

If you need immediate assistance call Albury Police on 02 6023 9299 or the Albury Police Youth Officer on the same number.