Student Services

School Chaplaincy

The Chaplaincy Program has run at Dawson Park Primary for several years. Our current Chaplain is Mr Adrian Wilson. Mr Wilson offers a range of programs for students, as well as supporting parents, carers, staff and community members.

Throughout the year Mr Wilson offers a Social and Emotional wellbeing program for students in areas such as emotional regulation, resiliency, decision making, self control and anger management.  

Mr Wilson has an open door to students who require confidential advice.  However, students must seek permission from their teachers to see Mr Wilson.  In addition the parents of junior/middle school students are contacted before they engage with the Chaplain.  Upper primary students are seen without parental contact in the first instance.  However, the consultation may lead to the involvement of parents or other agencies.

We are sure parents understand that for the Chaplaincy to work a relationship and feeling of safety must be developed…sometimes children need someone to talk to privately. Our Chaplain is aware of the protocols regarding disclosure and child welfare and is aware of his responsibilities for the safety of the students.

The Chaplain’s role prevents him from proselytising which would be at odds with the notion of a secular school.

School Psychology

Roxanne is a Registered Psychologist with experience in the disability, education, and private sectors. Roxanne is employed at Dawson Park Primary 3 days a week.

The School Psychology Service supports Dawson Park Primary to engage students in everyday school life. This includes assisting students, parents, teachers and school administrators in areas such as learning, behaviour, mental health and wellbeing, disability and social skills. Roxanne works closely with the Deputy Principals to prioritise psychological support for the school community.