Student Services

SAER

Students can be considered at educational risk (SAER) of not achieving their full potential due to learning difficulties, emotional/ well-being concerns or needing to be provided with academic extension and/or remediation; including individual learning plans where appropriate.  The school has a robust SAER process for identification and management.  Parents who have concerns are encouraged to contact the classroom teacher in the first instance which may then be escalated to the SAER Deputy Principal.

School Psychologist

A School Psychologist is available to assist children with learning, social, emotional and behavioural difficulties at school. Referrals to the School Psychologist are made in consultation with parents through the designated Deputy Principal.

Dental Therapy Unit

A Dental Therapy Centre is situated at South Hedland Primary School. Treatment is free to all primary, pre-primary and high school students and is carried out by a qualified dental therapist. Please contact the school if this is a service you wish to access or call the clinic on ph: 91 72 1912.

Chaplaincy

Our School Chaplain provides non-denominational counselling and pastoral care/support for students. Parents are able to have their child referred to see the Chaplain by contacting their child’s classroom teacher.

School Nurse

We have two Community Health Nurses who visits your school; Chrissie McDowell and Kristy Carter work in Pilbara schools to promote healthy development and wellbeing so students may reach their full potential. A major part of their work is focused on early intervention and the School Entry Health Assessment program.

Community Health Nurses serve as a health contact point for children and their families, providing information, assessment, health counselling, childhood immunisations and referral. The services provided are free and confidential.

If you have a concern about your child’s health or development, please contact them on 9174 1321 or speak to your child’s classroom teacher. Alternatively, you can email the School Nurse.

Earbus

On enrolment to Baler Primary School, a consent form is available in the Enrolment Pack. Parents are asked to complete the form and return to school. Read about the Earbus Programs.

Earbus visits Baler Primary twice a term.

This service is available to both Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal students.