The wellbeing of school students is always important.
That is why Goulburn Public School, Goulburn South, Goulburn High School and the Crescent School will receive a highly trained school wellbeing nurse thanks to funding from the state government.
Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman said the nurses would add to the existing supports already available in the schools.
"The position is currently being recruited but they will become an integral part of the four schools to help students dealing with mental health and medical issues as well as accessing services and get ongoing support," Mrs Tuckerman said.
Goulburn South Public School principal Ann Patchett said the nurse, who would work one day a week, would focus on the students and families.
"They will make sure the children are mentally healthy," Ms Patchett said.
"If they are having any mental issues, they are able to talk to the nurse.
"They will work with school counselors and school staff to help deliver local services to families and to build relationships with students and families.
"They will also identify the students' health needs and address any barriers they may have in accessing services they need."
Ms Patchett said she thought the nurse would be a very useful addition to the school.
"At the moment, our school works with Family Support and Connect and we found the service invaluable.
"Now we will have two days a week where there will be an expert to talk to."
The initiative is made possible thanks to the state government, NSW Health and the NSW Department of Education.
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