support the needs of our students, a Guidance Officer specialising in
educational psychology visits Buderim Mountain State School at least two days a
week. Their role is to work with staff and families to support the needs of
students with disabilities, underperforming students, gifted students and
troubled students. Their work has academic, social and emotional aspects.
any issue that might impact adversely on a student’s well-being or life chances
at school can be referred to the Guidance Officer. Activities undertaken by the
Guidance Officer include standardised intellectual ability and achievement
assessments, functional behaviour assessments, contributing to intervention
plans, developmental counselling for a range of issues including grief and
relationships, social skilling and support for positive ‘parenting’ (the family
has a critical role in the welfare of students at the school). Referrals are
generally made through the School Administration or the class teacher to the
school’s Support Team.
make an appointment with our Guidance Office, please contact Vannessa
Scheltinga through our administration office on (07) 5477 2777 or email