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English as a Second Language (ESL)

Our multicultural community includes families from Vietnam, Cambodia, Europe, Middle East, The Philippines, Africa and Aboriginal culture. Learning is supported by staff and the E.S.L. team. The ESL Team focus on improving children's literacy so that they can access and engage in all aspects of learning more fully. Genre writing is a focus of development.

Kid's Council (SRC)

Kid's Council is made up from students who have been nominated by their classroom teacher and peers to represent their "voice" at fortnightly meetings. Students are able to propose whole school changes, discuss the advantages and disadvantages of proposals, share information from meetings with their class mates through class meetings, make informed decisions through a vote and practice their public speaking skills by sharing information at meetings and in assemblies.

Students learn and practice meeting procedure and take on projects that help us to improve our school and our community. Students nominate projects based on goals and purposes agreed upon by the kids.

Literacy Support

An Early Intervention Literacy Programme is conducted by School Support Officers (SSO`s), to assist young children requiring extra support to develop Literacy Skills. Students work in small groups or one to one with the SSO. Students are often supported in the class or through withdrawal. Class teachers identify students in their class who are at risk with their learning through observations and tests.

Students are then referred to the Student Inclusion Review Team who prioritise further referrals to DECD. Programs are then designed to develop each students learning difficulties. This is a very powerful way of supporting young children in literacy development and confidence. The school is committed to funding this resource each year.

Special Education

Our Special Education staff works with students having learning difficulties. There is regular consultation with the Guidance Officer, District Disabilities Coordinator, Hearing Impairment Officer, parents and staff to ensure that the students' learning needs are being met.

Support can take the form of in class support or withdrawal to work on specific skills. Students who are identified as having a disability have Negotiated Education Plans implemented. These are reviewed yearly. The program is overseen by the Assistant Principal and all enquiries can be directed to her.

Speech Assistance

Regular speech assistance is given to students identified by the attending Speech Pathologist. These students may require work on speech formation/articulation or language development. The Speech Pathologist works with a "speech trained" School Support Officer to plan activities and programmes to suit individual children's needs.

Students work with the SSO on a one to one basis in most instances, and are often withdrawn from the class for intensive instruction. This support is part of our Special Education program.

Wellbeing Coordinator

Our school is presently fortunate enough to have a 0.8 Student Well Being Coordinator who works 4 days per week. The Coordinator aims to further develop student successes, build students self respect and confidence through:

  1. Working with students, parents and staff to find solutions to issues that are impacting on their learning.
  2. Recording and monitoring changes and improvements in student performance indicators.
  3. Working along side teachers in presenting programs which promote well being and learning through:

The Coordinator does not provide clinical or therapy support service for individual students. The role is "proactive" and is designed to support all students at the school to be successful. Other agencies provide direct individual support and we can give you details of them should you have a need for individual therapy.