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Student services and support programs

A number of support services are available to help our children develop towards their potential. 

  • Guidance officer
  • School chaplaincy
  • Speech therapist
  • Dental van
  • Social worker  

The Chaplain

 
The aim of a chaplain at Narangba State School is to support the emotional wellbeing of students by providing pastoral care services and strategies that support the emotional wellbeing of the broader school community. The chaplain is in the school 2 days a week on Tuesday and Thursday.
 
The chaplain at Narangba:
  • Works as a member of the school's team in the delivery of student wellbeing services. 
  • Contributes to improving student engagement and connectedness.
  • Contributes to providing a safe, inclusive and supportive learning environment. 
  • Provides pastoral care to students. 
  • Operates within the school community and with external providers (if required).
  • Provides support in areas such as student engagement and wellbeing.
  • Supports students and staff to create an environment which promotes the physical, emotional, social and intellectual development and wellbeing of all students.
  • Supports students and staff to create an environment of cooperation and mutual respect, and promotes an understanding of diversity.
 
Referrals to the chaplain need to be made through your child’s teacher or through the principal or deputy principals.  
 

Guidance officer

 

Education Queensland provides a guidance service to all state schools from early childhood years to year 12. 

The role of a guidance officer can be very diverse and can look different in every school but ideally caters for the specific needs of the local school community. There is a guidance officer in our school four days a week from Monday through to Thursday.
 
Our guidance officers may perform tasks at Narangba including:
  • Providing guidance and counselling services to all members of the school community including students and their families. 
  • Developing, in collaboration with the school personnel, community members and other support personnel, a welfare structure or processes in the school. 
  • Providing a counselling service to the school community to assist both students and parents in decision-making and problem solving about critical educational, learning and developmental issues and provide ongoing support during the implementation phase of this process. 
  • Providing specialist advice, recommendations and reports about students in areas concerning the nature of disabilities, learning difficulties, developmental levels, psychological and emotional concerns, social development, behaviour, behaviour management and welfare. 
  • Administering, interpreting, reporting and assisting in the development of programs based on the psycho-educational development of children and students through the administration of a variety of restricted psycho-educational assessment procedures. 
  • Providing one-to-one consultation with parents and caregivers in relation to any issues concerning their child’s welfare, mental health and educational needs. This may include referrals to outside support agencies, or ongoing parent support. 
  • Providing individual or group social skills and development programs.
  • Encouraging, promoting, mediating and facilitating positive relationships within the school community. 
All parents and caregivers are encouraged to contact the school if they have any queries in regards to the role of a guidance officer in our school.
 
Referrals to the Guidance Officer need to be made through your child’s teacher or through the principal or deputy principals. These referrals are prioritised through a student learning committee that meets every week.