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Support and resources (Student Resource Scheme)

Guidance Officer Support

What does the Guidance Officer do?

Guidance Officers work with students and their parents or care givers, often in conjunction with teachers, administration personnel, specialist support staff and other community agencies to meet the individual welfare and educational needs of students.

Support may include:

  • Assessing students' developmental levels and abilities
  • Helping students adjust to new settings and transition stages of school
  • Providing personal counselling for individuals and groups
  • Helping students manage relationships
  • Assessing student placement and specialist support needs
  • Advocacy for the educational and personal welfare of students
  • Assistance with crisis management
  • Assisting students with mental health and wellbeing issues
  • Networking and liaison with community support agencies
  • Referrals to support agencies to meet individual student and family needs as required

 

If you have any concerns about your child's general welfare or behaviour, please contact your child's class teacher, Deputy Principal or Principal.

 

Student Welfare Officer

A central focus of the Student Welfare Officer is the provision of support to students who may be experiencing difficulties and to assess them and the school in best meeting individual needs.  This work may include:

  • Individual student support
  • Group programs
  • Consultation with and support for parents and teachers
  • Referral to and liaison with other agencies or support services

 

The Student Welfare Officer is available TBA.

 

Parent Line

Phone 1300 30 1300

http://www.parentline.com.au/

Provides support, counselling and parent education

Mobile phone charges apply

 

Kids Help Line

Phone 1800 551 800

24 hour telephone and on-line counselling

http://www.kidshelp.com.au/

Calls from landlines or payphones are free

Calls from mobiles may incur a charge

 

Both the Parent Line and Kids Help Line websites provide readily accessible information and support services to assist parents and children.

 

Student Resource Scheme (SRS)

The Student Resource Scheme is in place for 2017.  Considerable discussion with staff and parents leads us to believe this is the best way to ensure our girls and boys are equipped with all they need to make the most of the programs we teach during 2016.

At $200 per child, costs are comparable to other schools adopting this scheme.  This is less than $5 per week.

To ensure this scheme works well and to enable budget decisions, it is preferred fees be paid in full by Thursday 9 February 2017.  It is hoped that by providing scheme information now, it will enable families to begin paying the scheme as soon as possible.

Payments can be made using Bpoint (must have the tax invoice), internet transfer, deposit at bank, payment window, credit card over telephone or Centrelink using Centrepay.  Payments at school will commence Wednesday 24/1/17.

Payment by instalments are welcome.  Please let us know your intentions if this is the method you choose.

Should you have difficulty making payment, we encourage you to make an appointment with the Deputy Principal or Business Services Manager as soon as possible so we can work together for the best solution for you and your family.  We are very aware things can be challenging for families in the current economic climate and are very willing to work with our families to ensure a positive outcome for all concerned.

Why do we need a resource scheme?  Isn't education free?

Education is free, ie. the cost of providing instruction, administration and facilities is free.  The resources required to provide that education are not free.  Funds collected through the resource scheme are distributed to teachers in the form of year level budgets for their classes.  This provides them with flexibility in what they choose to use in their classrooms.  It also means that you, as a parent or carer, will not have to purchase any further classroom resources throughout the year.  Initially students will be provided with a 'starter pack'.  Further requisites are provided throughout the year in order to meet the programming needs of year levels and individual classes.

Inclusions in the SRS - Participating in the scheme means that your child will be provided with any necessary stationery, textbooks and reading materials, but also with access to technology which will allow them to participate fully in the curriculum.  Also inluded in the scheme is access to Reading Eggs and Mathletics subscriptions and participation in incursion activities that will visit our school, eg. Harmony Day, Life Education, Dance Footsteps, Fun with Maths. 

Please note the cost of swimming for term 1 and term 4, instrumental music, camps and excursions are not covered by this scheme.

Parents are carers are required to return a signed Student Resource Scheme form to indicate participation.  Thank you in anticipation for your contribution to this valuable scheme.

Forms relating to the Student Resources Scheme can be located under Documents.