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Our School Support Worker, Franceen Innes, supports students and the broader school community by providing pastoral care services to enhance the emotional wellbeing of all.

Our school receives funding from the Australian Government Department of Education under the National School Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program (NSCSWP). The aim of this funding is to assist schools to provide pastoral wellbeing services to support students, staff and the school community.

Franceen Innes continues to be our school support worker for 2022.  Franceen has worked in our school and local community for many years and brings a vast knowledge to this role. In 2018, Franceen successfully completed a Certificate IV in Community Services, through Federation University, in preparation to undertake this role.

Franceen supports our school community in a number of ways, including:

  • Support the emotional wellbeing of students.
  • Work with staff and students to provide engaging activities to foster the social skills of students.
  • Provide support for students and families who are experiencing difficulties due to grief or personal and/or emotional challenges.
  • Work with staff and students to create a productive and engaging learning environment for students.
  • Support the school in providing and developing educational, social and emotional programs.
  • Assist families outside the school environment to offer support when required.
  • Support and assist with the transition of new students and their families into the school and local community.
  • Work with secondary settings to provide support for students transitioning into the next phases of their learning.
  • Work within the local community to promote the school’s identity and purpose.
  • Liaise with community service organisations, government agencies and other health specialists when required.

This project has been previously funded by the Australian Government Department of Education under the National School Chaplain Student Welfare Program (NSCSWP).

The views expressed herein do not necessarily represent the views of the Australian Government Department of Education.

Handy Links:

Catholic Education Office, Sandhurst

Catholic Care Victoria


Phone: 13 22 89 - A state-wide phone counselling service, 8:00am to midnight 7 days.

Kids Helpline

Phone: 1800 55 1800 - for ages 5-18 years

Phone: 13 11 14 - Support for people in crisis

Phone: 1300 22 4636

Phone: 1800 650 890