St Simon Peter Catholic Primary School is one of over 50 Catholic schools in WA that employs a qualified social worker.

The School Social Worker provides assistance to students and families and works collaboratively with school staff to help maximise each student’s learning potential, emotional well-being, social development and interpersonal skills.

The Social Worker provides individual support, psychoeducation and counselling to students, group work to identified students, parent consultations, organises speakers/workshops for parents and can provide referrals to appropriate professional community-based services.


Common areas requiring support include:

  • Anxiety and fears
  • Friendship / peer related issues
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Self-awareness and self-regulation
  • Parental separation and family conflict
  • Grief and Loss
  • School refusal
  • Behavioural concerns
  • Building resiliency and self-esteem
  • Organising welfare assistance and information for families in financial distress

Parents are encouraged to liaise with the class teacher before contacting the Social Worker, but contact is also welcome via direct email to the Social Worker.