School Counsellors

School counsellors are responsible for the provision of both individual and group counselling to students experiencing social, emotional or cognitive difficulties.

Padua College has two qualified school counsellors who are responsible for assessments, counselling students, consulting with staff and referring students and their families to relevant community resources to ensure that the special needs of students are met. Our school counsellors endeavour to support parents and their sons to achieve their full potential in their personal, spiritual, and academic development.

Referrals to the counsellors are typically made through the Pastoral Care House Guardians. Alternatively, parents and students are welcome to contact the Counsellors directly with their concerns.


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For more information contact the school counsellors:

Sally Dwyer, Assisi Campus 

Telephone 3857 9972


Julia McDonald, Greccio Campus (Tuesday & Thursdays only)



Phone numbers for Child and Youth Mental Health Service

RBH 3636-3777 and a/h 3636-9027

Enoggera 3355-9666

Nundah 3266-3377

Pine Rivers 3881-9999