St Simon Peter School has an Allied Health Therapy Service available. Located at the within the school, students will have access to physiotherapy, speech and occupational therapy services which will be delivered by three experienced health professionals.

The Health Service professionals operating from the centre include:



Susanne Humphrey is a Speech Pathologist with over 20 years’ experience workingwith children's speech, language and literacy difficulties. She has worked directly in classrooms, in her own private clinic, in hospitals and community centres and managed government speech pathology services. Susanne has been involved with Saint Simon Peter Catholic Primary School since 2009 implementing the Kindy Speech and Language Screen and has worked in her own private clinic since 1996. Her model of service aims to develop a good relationship with teachers and parents to allow all parties to work together for a successful outcome. As the parent to two teenage children, she understands the importance of practical and realistic therapy goals for families. From personal experience, Susanne appreciates that many an activity can be performed in the car!

Susanne can assist with:

  • Speech clarity and pronunciation
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Language understanding (i.e. questions, instructions and concepts)
  • Auditory processing difficulties
  • Stuttering
  • Speech and language difficulties that affect word reading, reading comprehension, spelling and writing
  • Sound awareness and early pre-literacy reading skill
  • Susanne is available by appointment Mondays and Wednesdays

For more information, please contact Susanne on 0416 158 231 or

Please click on the link below to view Susanne Humphrey's PowerPoint presentation regarding Speech Pathology: DEMYSTIFYING SPEECH PATHOLOGY



    As a Specialist Literacy Teacher, Anna Hancock aims to provide students struggling to develop appropriate reading, spelling and writing skills with effective, high-quality support.

    This is achieved through:

    • Initial assessment to identify areas of need
    • Access to high-quality evidence-based programs with 60-minute tutoring sessions held weekly for each student
    • Ongoing monitoring and targeted assessment
    • Weekly updates on progress provided to parents and class teacher

    Students who will gain the most benefit from Anna's tuition are those currently falling behind in their literacy development, specifically those who are likely to:

    • Struggle to read accurately and fluently
    • Struggle with reading comprehension
    • Make frequent spelling errors, particularly in written expression
    • Display a reluctance to participate in literacy-based activities
    • Compensate when reading, by guessing from pictures, initial letters or the ‘look’ of a word
    • Have difficulty remembering the relationships between sounds and letters
    • Have difficulty writing a sentence, paragraph and essay
    • Have poor self-esteem, particularly in relation to literacy activities
    • Rarely read for pleasure

    If you would like more information, please contact Anna Hancock on 0432 070 015 or email 

    Please find below information from our Specialist Literacy Teacher: EXPLICIT TUTORING OVERVIEW