With over 40 years of experience teaching in all sectors of Victorian education (primary & Secondary) and 25 of those in the Adolescent Psychiatric Inpatient Unit of Monash Children’s Hospital, Kerry is an incredible asset to the School Refusal team.
Kerry's role in the “Fit for School” program is to expose the kids to a positive experience with a teacher in a simulated school environment. Her goal is to help reduce their stress & anxiety and to eventually learn the skills to manage themselves in a school situation.
The aim is to acclimatise them to working/playing in a structured, teacher led environment, to learn to follow instructions, to be able to work independently and in a group.
But most importantly; to enjoy their experience in the supportive presence of the “Fit for School” team.