School Psychology Service  (SPS)

School Psychologists apply their psychological and educational expertise to support students to achieve academic success, psychological health and social and emotional wellbeing. School Psychologists provide direct and indirect service, often working at the whole school level with school leaders, staff, students, parents, the community and interagency partners. Service may include assessment, consultation and intervention with individuals and groups, including incident management and organisational development. 

School Psychologists provide support in three main areas:

Mental Health and Well-being. 

  • Providing direct support for students experiencing mental health and wellbeing difficulties.
  • Assisting schools and children to maximise the development of positive mental health and well-being.


  • Working with students, parents and their schools to identify and change target behaviours at the individual, group and systemic level. 


  • School psychologists conduct assessments of students experiencing learning difficulties and/or disabilities at schools. Supporting schools in making appropriate curriculum adjustments for students in order to enhance their learning outcomes. 

Requesting support from the SPS

Service requests to the SPS can be made through the Student Services team members, teachers, parents or by students themselves. The best way for a parent to access a School Psychologist is to speak with your student’s Deputy Principal or the House Coordinator. This will then allow the concerns to be discussed and any further actions negotiated.