Psycho-social counselling & student health
Both the Primary and Secondary divisions have one full-time counsellor providing support for students, parents, and teachers. The focus of the programme is the development of the whole child: socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. The counsellors provide guidance and/or information on issues such as self esteem, peer pressure, transitional difficulties, social skills, interpersonal relationships, organisational skills and other issues that students may face. Types of services include individual (parent or child), family and group counselling. Referrals are made by parents, teachers or the students.
A nurse is available for students during school hours to provide help and advice on all health related issues. A first aid facility is also open during school hours. If a student is injured or sufficiently unwell as to be unable to return to normal classes within a reasonable period of time, then parents will be contacted and arrangements made for the student to go home. All students will be offered adequate vaccinations in accordance with the Norwegian Vaccination Programme for Children, in cooperation with the local municipality. Hearing and vision assessments are also offered to students in Year 2, Year 6 and Year 10.