The School employs three registered psychologists who work as part of our Pastoral care team to support the wellbeing of all students in our School. Our Psychologists adopt a strengths based approach to support students to meet their goals and to flourish in their lives. Students can consult out Psychology team concerning an issue they may be encountering or, more typically to help improve their academic, social, sporting or career outcomes. All appointments are treated as confidential and are usually arranged during school hours.
Primary students would normally seek support from our Psychologists through their classroom teacher or parent. Secondary students can contact our Psychologists directly or through liaising with their Head of House or Home Group teacher. Parents are also able to contact our Psychologists directly using the contacts below.
Mr Andrew Lincoln
Mr Andrew Lincoln is the Head of Psychology and Positive Education and is the contact psychologist for students in Senior Secondary (Years 11 and 12). He is responsible for co-ordinating the Positive Education program throughout the School and also teaches Year 11 and 12 ATAR Psychology.
Mr Lincoln holds a Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology from UWA and recently completed a Professional Certificate in Positive Education at the University of Melbourne. Mr Lincoln is an inaugural committee member of the WA Chapter of Positive Education Schools Association and a regular presenter at their conferences. He is also a passionate sports coach, working with our Cricket and Hockey First XI teams. He recently obtained a Cricket Australia Level 2 Accreditation having coached at state U12 level and holds a coaching role with the Southwest Cricket Academy. He promotes the Positive Sports Coaching philosophy in all teams across the school.
Based in the Staff Centre block, Mr Lincoln can be contacted on (08) 9722 6020 or email email@example.com
Mrs Jane Kirkham
Mrs Jane Kirkham is a psychologist with full membership of the Australian Psychological Society, and an exemplary level teacher at BCGS with more than 20 years of experience in working with students from K-12 in the UK, South Africa and Australia. She has expertise in addressing the needs of students with a range of exceptionalities, including students with disabilities and gifted students. An advocate for the wellbeing of regional students, Mrs Kirkham is also the South West consultant psychologist for the Association of Independent Schools (AISWA), and in her spare time she is investigating student motivation as part of her PhD research at the University of Western Australia.
Mrs Kirkham can be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Justin Harrison
Dr Justin Harrison is our Primary and Lower Secondary Psychologist. He is a Director of Nudge Psychological and Southwest Employee Assistance Programs; award winning practises in the South West. Passionate about ‘giving psychology away’ and empowering students and families with evidence based primary mental health care, Dr Harrison is a Positive Parenting Program provider and lectured in Developmental Psychology for nearly a decade. He has published articles and book chapters on moral psychology, positive psychology and challenging behaviour. At home, Dr Harrison leads a small traditional karate dojo, and enjoys overnight hiking/kayaking whenever possible. Dr Harrison is based in the Library building, and may be contacted on (08) 9722 6035 or email email@example.com