Supporting wellbeing and student care

IGS offers a comprehensive counselling service to all students from Preschool through to Year 12. Our school counsellors offer confidential support and information to students and parents. The service is available to parents who may be concerned about particular aspects of their child’s development, or seek information and support for issues related to the care of their children, parenting or family life. The counsellors do not provide long term counselling or therapy, and will refer out to external practitioners if the student is experiencing any significant difficulties.

The school counsellors work very closely with teachers and are members of the student care team. They assist in providing professional development for teachers through formal and informal training and consultations.

How can the student counsellors help?

The counsellors can help students with many types of problems and difficulties:

  • Low moods, irritability, anger or depression
  • Anxiety or worry
  • Stress
  • Family problems
  • Problems with friendships, peer groups and relationships
  • Teasing or bullying
  • Developing study skills
  • Career guidance.

The school counsellors can help parents with:

  • Parenting solutions
  • Understanding the developmental process of childhood and adolescence
  • Answering queries and concerns about their children
  • Information on the many issues faced by young people today.

We have developed a wide network of professionals in the community whom we often refer students and parents to for extra support. These professionals are trusted registered health practitioners who work closely with IGS staff in the care of your children.