St Simon Peter School has an Allied Health Therapy Service available. Located at the within the school, students will have access to physiotherapy, speech and occupational therapy services which will be delivered by three experienced health professionals.

The Health Service professionals operating from the centre include:



My Name is Natalie Bright and this is my 21st year of being an OT and I've worked in many different (predominantly neurological) roles, inclusive of acute hospital, rehabilitation, outpatient and community positions, as well as most recently being a specialist equipment consultant for clients with neurological issues. I had my own three young children during the years I worked in my last role, and I understand the juggle of being a parent and working part-time too.

Having been in many great multidisciplinary teams across my career, it has shown me that being an OT also involves knowing the roles of and when to refer to other team members, to provide a complete model of care. I'm very impressed with SSP's unique setup that can provide this, onsite at school, and I can't wait to bring the "Bright Spark Occupational Therapy Services" touch to SSP!

I so look forward to meeting all the school community and my aim is to help support the students, families and teachers alike.

For more information, please contact Natalie via email to 



Susanne Humphrey is a Speech Pathologist with over 20 years’ experience workingwith children's speech, language and literacy difficulties. She has worked directly in classrooms, in her own private clinic, in hospitals and community centres and managed government speech pathology services. Susanne has been involved with Saint Simon Peter Catholic Primary School since 2009 implementing the Kindy Speech and Language Screen and has worked in her own private clinic since 1996. Her model of service aims to develop a good relationship with teachers and parents to allow all parties to work together for a successful outcome. As the parent to two teenage children, she understands the importance of practical and realistic therapy goals for families. From personal experience, Susanne appreciates that many an activity can be performed in the car!

Susanne can assist with:

  • Speech clarity and pronunciation
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Language understanding (i.e. questions, instructions and concepts)
  • Auditory processing difficulties
  • Stuttering
  • Speech and language difficulties that affect word reading, reading comprehension, spelling and writing
  • Sound awareness and early pre-literacy reading skill
  • Susanne is available by appointment Mondays and Wednesdays

For more information, please contact Susanne on 0416 158 231 or

Please click on the link below to view Susanne Humphrey's PowerPoint presentation regarding Speech Pathology: DEMYSTIFYING SPEECH PATHOLOGY



Kate Williams is a physiotherapist with almost 20 years’ experience working with both early intervention and school aged children. She has worked for The Centre for Cerebral Palsy, Disability Services Commission, Scope Victoria and Princess Margaret Hospital in both clinical and managerial roles. More recently she has worked in two different private paediatric practices in Perth. She has worked closely with both teachers and parents to achieve realistic goals for each child.

Kate can offer a service that will include:

  • Treating children with developmental delays in reaching early milestones (such as sitting, standing and walking) and later milestones (such as hopping and climbing)
  • Motor coordination difficulties
  • Problems with motor planning
  • Orthopaedic injuries
  • Postural concerns including the foot and leg
  • Cerebral palsy (including pre and post - Botox and post-orthopaedic surgery treatment)
  • Torticollis
  • Obesity management and
  • General fitness and strengthening

For more information, please contact Kate on 0401 840 768 or

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As a Specialist Literacy Teacher, Anna Hancock aims to provide students struggling to develop appropriate reading, spelling and writing skills with effective, high-quality support.

This is achieved through:

  • Initial assessment to identify areas of need
  • Access to high-quality evidence-based programs with 60-minute tutoring sessions held weekly for each student
  • Ongoing monitoring and targeted assessment
  • Weekly updates on progress provided to parents and class teacher

Students who will gain the most benefit from Anna's tuition are those currently falling behind in their literacy development, specifically those who are likely to:

  • Struggle to read accurately and fluently
  • Struggle with reading comprehension
  • Make frequent spelling errors, particularly in written expression
  • Display a reluctance to participate in literacy-based activities
  • Compensate when reading, by guessing from pictures, initial letters or the ‘look’ of a word
  • Have difficulty remembering the relationships between sounds and letters
  • Have difficulty writing a sentence, paragraph and essay
  • Have poor self-esteem, particularly in relation to literacy activities
  • Rarely read for pleasure

If you would like more information, please contact Anna Hancock on 0432 070 015 or email 

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