Support services

Chaplaincy and counselling services are provided at no charge to students by a qualified counselling team, which includes the College Pastor and Junior Campus Counsellor. A referral form must be completed.

Psychology, occupational therapy and speech pathology services are provided on a fee-for-service basis on site at the College or at our providers’ private practices. Fees may differ depending on whether services are accessed on site at the College or at the provider’s private practices.

Rebates may be available in approved situations from Medicare, private health funds or other providers such as Helping Children with Autism and Better Start.

Our Pastoral Care Team can help you access support services, or you can contact the providers directly.

Support services details

Psychology
Sioban Laffey BPsych (Hons)
Redcliffe Pde, Redcliffe
P: 0415 257 155
E: sioban@ippp.com.au

A psychologist can provide support for the whole family, supporting children, teens and parents through struggles such as:

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • stress
  • separation/divorce
  • life transitions.

Sioban is a fully qualified psychologist registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, with over 10 years’ experience in human behaviour and a genuine enthusiasm for wanting to help others. Sioban’s depth and breadth of experience has helped her understand what we need as human beings to thrive, which forms the basis for her practice.

Occupational therapy
Sue King
Lincoln Street, Strathpine
P: 07 3881 1739
E: suekingot@bigpond.com

Occupational therapy may assist student with motor skills, such as fine motor skills, handwriting, cutting, ball skills, etc and with learning, for example where the student has difficulty processing visual information, with sequencing, or remembering visual information. Occupational therapists have particular skills in assisting students with a disability to access school program acquire self-care skills. Toilet training, bed wetting and bowel difficulties are also generally managed by an occupational therapist in conjunction with a medical practitioner.

Speech pathology
Leanne Day BSpThy MSPA CPSP
Ramsay Place, Everton Park
P: 0417 606 461
E: leannedayspeechpathology@bigpond.com

Speech pathology assists students with a range of oral and written communication skills, as well as swallowing and eating skills. Speech pathologists can assist in areas such as:

  • speech sounds
  • understanding and using language
  • use of facial muscles
  • voice clarity and volume
  • fluency of speech
  • foundational literacy skills
  • development of spelling skills
  • written language
  • auditory processing issues which can impact all areas of learning and classroom functioning
  • development of assisted or alternative means of communication where necessary.
Leanne has worked as a Speech Pathologist in education, health and private practice settings over a career that spans almost 30 years. She is passionate about children’s communication, learning and swallowing needs and strives to provide evidenced-based interventions that are both practical and functional.