Our Wellbeing Team consists of three members:
Mrs Pattie McCusker has forty years of experience in the Learning Diversity and Student Wellbeing areas in education sectors including Playgroup, Kindergarten, Primary, Secondary and Special Schools. She is passionate about supporting students with disabilities and about forming relationships between the school, parents, external therapists and organisations so that children can reach their potential. She values communication and welcomes parent contact to discuss any concerns. Along with Emili, Pattie also works with students on the development of social and emotional regulation, social skills, relationship difficulties and other areas of student wellbeing. She monitors the firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emili Coppe – Wellbeing Leader
Emili has a passion for student and community wellbeing. Throughout her career in education, Emili has been and continues to be an advocate for student wellbeing and learning diversity. Emili has completed post-graduate studies in Positive Education through Melbourne University and has extensive knowledge of a range of wellbeing and support programs such as Restorative Practice. Her role is to support families, students and staff to thrive in the school’s teaching and learning environment. Emili works alongside teaching staff to implement effective Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) practices and she is a member of the Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) Action Team.
Evelyn is a Speech Pathologist from Speech Pathology for Schools and she works at the school on Mondays and Wednesdays. Evelyn has 6 years of experience as a Speech Pathologist working in schools and in Private Practice where she supported children and families with speech, language, literacy and fluency difficulties. She strongly values supporting schools at all levels from working directly with students to upskilling Learning Support Officers to liaising with teachers to ensure that the needs of students across the school are met. Evelyn works closely with the Wellbeing Team to help teachers understand the communication and learning needs of their students through assessments, observations and discussions. When working with students, Evelyn is passionate about using evidence-based approaches, and keeping therapy sessions engaging and functional to help students participate confidently in their learning environment.