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Positive Climate for Learning

       Jo Kelly – Acting Positive Climate for Learning Leader

 

Week 6

Parents, Guardians and families,

Thank you again to all our wonderful students and families for your support and collaboration so far this term. We are now busy preparing to have our students back to school and I am sure the students are looking forward to coming back as much as we are. As we will have a number of strategies in place to support social distancing amongst our staff, some parts of the school day may look different for our students. You will have received a social story (uploaded to SeeSaw) to help with the transition back to school. We look forward to seeing all students on Tuesday, 26 May 2020.

Attendance

Just a reminder that it is important for the school to know your child/ren’s attendance at school. During this current pandemic we understand some parents will choose to keep their children at home and other students will remain at home due to medical reasons. Either way can you please advise the school asap if you intend to keep your child/ren at home due to Covid and/or for medical reasons?

Centrelink

If your child/ren are about to turn 16, they may be eligible for the Disability pension. Contact Dee from the Positive Climate for Learning Team and she can advise you on the application process. Phone Dee on: 0414 265 484.

SSDS would like to welcome Gavin Duarte our school psychologist. Gavin started at Sunshine SDS in Term 1 and works Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays.   Gavin supports the Positive Learning Support structure and will be part of the Team Around the Learner Process when students require additional supports to engage in teaching and learning. Please don’t hesitate to call the Positive Climate for Learning Team if you have any questions.

Strengthening Parents

MacKillop Family Services provides a range of support services for families who reside in the Brimbank municipal.

MacKillop have a Parenting Resource Centre, that offers:

  • comprehensive information and parenting education
  • publications and newsletters that provide a comprehensive listing of parenting groups, support groups, play groups, training, programs for children and other services
  • a library of resources for all aspects of parenting and group work
  • consultation services to professionals involved in parent education and support

https://www.mackillop.org.au/programs/parenting-resource-centre

Amaze with the support of Brimbank City Council offer parents and carers of autistic people access to connect with their support groups. This will be an opportunity to develop support networks, share stories, experiences and resources in a warm and supportive group. To get more information about when these session will start again and gain advice please call 1300 308 699, email [email protected] or use the webchat service on this site (8am-7pm, Mon-Fri).

Support Group Meeting Times Address Details Contact
·         Support group for carers of children with a disability living in the west. Thursday mornings, 10:30am-12:30pm (except school holidays) MacKillop Family Services, 118 Commercial Rd, Footscray.

Nga 0433 103 401

or 9680 8489

Nga: [email protected],   MacKillop Family Services [email protected]

·         Self-advocacy for people with a disability from NESB. Support groups, activities, and skills development toward independency as much as possible.
One on one support and empowerment.
  45 Main Road West, St Albans VIC 3021

(03) 9367 6044

[email protected]; [email protected]

·         A vibrant support group for carers of children with a disability living in the west. Thursday mornings, 10:30am-12:30pm (except school holidays) MacKillop Family Services, 118 Commercial Rd, Footscray. Annette Jorgensen
9680 8489
Nga 0433 103 401

 

Jo Kelly

Positive Climate for Learning Leader

  

Sunshine S.D.S.

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