Monday, 20 November 2017

ASD NETWORK MEETING POSTPONED

Unfortunately, due to limited numbers, the ASD Network meeting scheduled for Thursday 23rd November has been postponed until next year.  As this is such a busy time for everyone, hopefully postponing the meeting will give more parents and carers the opportunity to attend.  Sorry for any inconvenience this will cause.

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Targeted Hearing Screening Project: Logan




What is the Targeted Hearing Screening Project: Logan?
The project is an initiative to improve hearing screening access for children in the community and will run until June 2018.


Who does it cover?
The initiative offers free hearing screening for children and young people aged from six months to 16, who hold a current Medicare card and live in the Logan City Council catchment. It is performed by an Allied Health Assistant under the supervision of a Senior Audiologist.


Where is it based?
The project is being run at Level 1, Logan Central Community Health Centre, 97-103 Cnr Wembley and Ewing Roads, Logan Central QLD 4114.


How do I make an appointment?
You can make an appointment if you are concerned about your child’s:

• Speech and language development
• Pronunciation or speech clarity
• Hearing loss, raised by professionals working with your child (e.g. a teacher, family doctor or day care worker)
• Learning or behavioural development, which you feel may be related to hearing loss


Contact
p: (07) 3290 8970
e: Hearing.Screening@health.qld.gov.au.
f: (07) 3290 8934


What’s next after my appointment?
Following the appointment, you will be given a report outlining the results of the hearing screen and any recommendations for further follow-up, if necessary.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Positive Parenting Program

Have you heard of the Triple P program?  The Positive Parenting Program is now free for the next three years.  Phone, one-on-one, group and online options are available.  Click on the link below for further information.




http://www.triplep-parenting.net.au/qld-uken/about-triple-p/positive-parenting-program/

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Change of date for Prep Vision Screening

Please note that the Prep Vision Screening will now take place on Wednesday 23rd August, Thursday 24th August and Friday 25th August.

Monday, 29 May 2017

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data









The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD) on all school students across Australia with disability is an annual, compulsory collection that counts the number of school students receiving an adjustment due to disability and the level of reasonable adjustment they are receiving. Students with learning difficulties, such as dyslexia or auditory processing disorder, as well as chronic health conditions like epilepsy or diabetes, that require monitoring and the provision of adjustments by the school, may be included.


The national data collection counts students who have been identified by the school team as receiving an adjustment to address a disability as defined under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.

 

Every year the following information for each student receiving an adjustment due to disability is collected:

  • The student’s level of education (i.e. primary or secondary)
  • The student’s level of adjustment
  • The student’s broad type of disability

 

The information collected is available to all governments to inform policy and program improvement for students with disability. 

 

Protecting the privacy and confidentiality of all students and their families is essential.  Personal details, such as student names or other identifying information are not provided to local or federal education authorities.

 

Brisbane Catholic Education works on an ‘opt out’ system in regard to the NCCD.  Parents/Guardians wising their student’s details not to be included in the NCCD collection are to advise Mr Gallen in writing by 9th July, 2017.

 

If you require further information about the NCCD, a fact sheet can be collected from the school office or at https://docs.education.gov.au/system/files/doc/other/2017_-_nccd_-_fact_sheet_for_parents_and_carers_v5.pdf . 

 

Further information on the NCCD or fact sheets in 11 community languages are available at: https://www.education.gov.au/what-nationally-consistent-collection-data-school-students-disability

 

Monday, 8 May 2017

Week Four

Thank you to everyone who attended Personalised Learning Plan (PLPs) meetings recently.  All of the documents have now been finalised and a copy has been emailed home.  If you have not received a copy, please let me know and I will send you one by your preferred method.


Just a reminder that NAPLAN begins tomorrow (Tuesday 9th May) and continues on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

PLP meetings to be rescheduled

Welcome back to Term Two.  The Personalised Learning Plan meetings that were due to be held on Thursday 30th March and Friday 31st March will be rescheduled for this term.  Those affected will be contacted shortly.