John XXIII College Counsellors
The Counsellors use a holistic approach to support the social emotional and behavioural needs of all students in the College. We work closely with students, staff and parents to support the young person's needs in order for them to achieve their academic best, given their personal circumstances.
The Counsellors support involves any or all of the following: case management, counselling sessions for students, support for parents, guidance and advice, consultation and collaboration with College staff; other professionals and education presentations.
The Counsellors in addition to answering any enquiry regarding your child, we are happy to discuss and consult regarding community issues such as substance use, mental health and family concerns.
The Counsellors are made up of two complimentary professional disciplines; Psychology and Social Work.
To arrange an appointment or make an enquiry, please contact the counsellors directly via phone or email or through Student Reception.
Mr Daniel Moylan - Social Worker
Available: Part time (Four Days)
Ph: 9383 0400
Miss Eva-Maria Catina - Psychologist
Available: Full time
Ph: 9383 0496
Mr Nic Hastings James - Social Worker
Available: Full Time
Ph: 9383 0433
Resources for Parents
- Cooke, Kaz, 2007, Girls Stuff. Your full on guide to the teen years. Viking Penguin Books
A great read for all, especially for dad's
- Hamilton, Maggie, 2010, What's Happening to our Boys Viking Penguin Books
- Skenazy, Lenore, 2009 ,Free-Range Kids: Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts with Worry, Jossey Bass www.freerangekids.wordpress.com
- Dillon, Paul, 2011, Teenagers, Alcohol and Drugs: What Your Kids Really Want and Need to Know about Alcohol and Drugs, Allen and Unwin
Some good websites
Counselling and Parenting
Resources for students
Cooke, Kaz, 2007, Girls Stuff Your full on guide to the teen years. Viking Penguin Books
Some good websites