Student Support

When a Student Needs Support    

The College has two psychologists, who promote the mental health and wellbeing of the students and provide counselling to any student who might want to talk to someone about issues such as:

  • emotional difficulties including sadness, worry, anger, stress and anxiety
  • friendship issues
  • family conflict
  • study techniques
  • relaxation techniques.

The College psychologists assist the Heads of Year in delivering the Pastoral Care programs for their year groups by presenting on different topics.

The psychologists can also assist with the learning needs of students. This may involve referral for psychometric assessment and recommendations to improve learning skills. Students may self-refer or be referred by their parents or teachers.

The College psychologists adhere to the Australian Psychological Society's Code of Ethics. This includes keeping conversations with students confidential. The exception to this is if someone is at risk of harm, then confidentiality may need to be broken in order to ensure the individual's safety.

Visiting the Health Centre    

To ensure the College provides consistently high-quality health care, Iona students have access to a dedicated on-site Health Care Centre. Girls can visit the College Health Centre for first aid, minor ailments, injury and illness that occurs throughout the school day. The College employs two Registered Nurses who are on campus from 8.00am to 5.00pm each day.