North Nowra Public School

Living and Learning Together

Telephone02 4422 7045

Wellbeing Officer

Cathy Baker is our Wellbeing Officer. 

The Wellbeing Officer assists students, parents, carers and teachers develop strategies to maximise a student's wellbeing and learn ways to better deal with the challenges they face, such as anxiety, fear, separation or anything that worries our children and reduces their ability to thrive. 

Cathy usually sees students (and parents) on a one-to-one basis in the privacy of The Kidsmatter Space away from the hustle and bustle of the classroom and playground.


Cathy Baker - Wellbeing Officer - N.Nowra Public


She is available for parents to talk about the well-being of their children - in any areas where parents may need support with their children. 

Cathy also assists teachers to develop strategies to support students in their classrooms to settle into learning, socialising and developing a greater sense of well-being. 

Part of the role includes providing information about resources, support and agencies available to assist parents, teachers and the community.


The Kidsmatter SpaceThe Kidsmatter Space


When can students, parents and carers see Cathy?

Cathy is at school Monday & Wednesday.

  • Students can "drop in"  to see Cathy at The Kidsmatter Space during recess times.
  • During class time Cathy sees students by appointment. She will pick the student up from the class room and walk with them back to the classroom afterwards. 
  • Parents and Carers can make an appointment to talk with Cathy by phoning the school office on 4422 7045.


Free Telephone Counselling Support:

Sometimes parents and children require additional support. 

We'd like to remind you of some great and free resources available:


Parentline NSW

Free professional help for parents and carers of children 1-18 in NSW

Monday - Friday 9am to 9pm Saturday - Sunday 4pm to 9pm

Phone: 1300 1300 52



Kids help line

For children aged 5 and older. Open every day all day.

Phone:1800 55 1800



Lifeline Australia

Crisis support for anyone. Open every day all day.

Phone: 13 11 14




Local Support Services*:

* There are sometimes fees involved in the services below - please ask them when you contact them.


Barnardos Family Referral Service

Provides an accessible, holistic service that can assist families with a range of issues. If you're finding it difficult to cope and want to know what services are available to you and your family The Family Referal Service is a great first point of call.

Ph: 1800 663 863 or 02 4275 8575



Address: Barnardos South Coast Children's Family Centre, 1/15 Moss St, Nowra 2541.


Nowra Family Support Service

Aims to assist families with young children age 0-12 years. Family support staff are professional workers who provide support and advocacy for families seeking help.

Ph: (02) 4421 5499


Address: Cottage 1/80 Park Road, Nowra East 2541.


Nowra Family Relationship Centre

The Family Relationship Centre provides information about family relationships at all stages. Assist individuals and families upon separation with mediation and referrals to support services and assist separating parents to prioritise the needs of their children.

Ph: (02) 4424 7100


Address: 61 North Street, Nowra 2541


Anglicare Counselling and Family Service

Aims to provide accessible counselling and support services to families, couples and individuals (including children). Anglicare also run a volunteer home visiting program, supported playgroups and parenting information programs

Ph: (02) 4424 7100

Address: 61 North Street, Nowra 2541


South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation

South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation is a Non-Government, Not for Profit which is a highly regarded Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation providing health and health related services relevant to the wellbeing and to the benefit of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities throughout the Shoalhaven.

Ph: 1800 215 099 or (02) 4448 0200 



Address: Jane Ardler Centre, 51-53 Berry Street, Nowra. 2541


Headspace Nowra

Counselling and support for Children 12 years old and above. Parents or children can contact directly. 

(We checked – they can't take 11 year olds)

Monday to Friday 8.30am - 5pm

phone: 4421 5388


Address: 51 North Street, Nowra NSW 2541