St. Anthony’s Primary school is one of over 40 Catholic Schools in the Perth region utilising the services of a qualified social worker. Diane Verson provides a school-based service which includes confidential counselling, helping with the pastoral care of students, assisting teachers with social-emotional and friendship programs in classes and supporting parents with enhancing their children’s growth and development.
One focus of social work in Catholic schools is the support of children experiencing a variety of problems, including study pressure, peer problems at school, the transition to high school, dealing with parents’ separation, sibling rivalry or grieving the loss of a loved one. Diane supports the students and their families during these difficult times and helps to enhance their coping strategies and connect with relevant services.
Diane also provides class programs such as Girl Power and Good Guys, facilitates small group work, makes referrals to other professionals and contributes articles to the school newsletter.
Diane is available Monday – Thursdays, and can be contacted by calling the school
office on 92945500 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org