Student Wellbeing

Wellbeing Team

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 which is an email address students can use if they do not feel comfortable speaking about problems face to face.


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.


LIZZY WILLIAMS  – Speech Pathologist

Lizzy is a Speech Pathologist from Speech Pathology for Schools who works at St Peter Apostle Primary School on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays. Lizzy has experience working with children of a range of ages to support them with their speech, language, literacy, and stuttering. Lizzy works alongside the leadership, teaching, and learning support staff at school to identify students who would benefit from additional support with their communication, conduct a range of assessments, and provide targeted intervention, either directly or indirectly, to help students meet their learning and communication potential. She believes all students have a right to effective communication and loves advocating for them in the school context. Lizzy meets with school staff regularly to equip them to support students in the classroom. She runs regular training to build the capacity of staff to confidently maximise students’ communication. Lizzy also works with families to offer education, recommendations and training to support their children’s communication in day to day life. She is passionate about using evidence-based approaches, connecting with students to make sessions engaging and functional, and prioritising generalisation of student’s gains to their everyday learning and home environments.

Rosa Medina Barron


Parent Consent Form
When support is required outside of school hours (e.g., on the weekend or school holidays), the following professional services are available:
Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800 (
Lifeline: 13 11 14
beyondblue: 1300 22 4636 (
Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
Local GP service
Emergency services: 000
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