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Counselling and Other CatholicCare Services

St Francis of Assisi works closely with CatholicCare to ensure the pastoral needs of all students and their families are supported. We aim to be proactive in meeting the social, emotional and spiritual needs of our students.


A CatholicCare school counsellor is available to work with children and their families to support their social and emotional wellbeing. 

Our CatholicCare counsellor provides a range of support, including individual sessions with students and or parents, consultation and support to school staff, and the delivery of group work programs for small groups and classes.

To book an appointment with our school counsellor, Catriona Neilson, please contact the school office

(Please note, school counsellors may only work part-time, so for any urgent matters, please contact the school office.)

Read more about CatholicCare’s counselling as part of their School, Student and Family Program (SSFP), which promotes the wellbeing and development of students attending Catholic schools in the Illawarra.

CatholicCare also provides counselling and a variety of courses and educational programs outside of school. For more information on these programs and services, visit the CEDoW information page and the CatholicCare website.


Our school offers on-site 'Out of School Hours Care' (OSHC) services, operated by Aspire OSHC.
Services available include before-school care, after-school care, and vacation care.
Aspire OSHC is a family-owned service dedicated to providing quality care for the future leaders of our communities.

Service Details
Before School Care | 7:00am - 9:00am

After School Care | 3:00pm - 6:30pm

Vacation Care | 7:00am - 6:00pm 

To find out more or discuss enrolment, please contact Kylie from Aspire OSHC by calling 0473 172 964 or emailing