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Canning Vale Education Support Centre Newsletter August 2nd 2019

Principal's Message

Jodie Norwell, Principal.

Dear families,

Welcome back to Term 3. I am very honoured to be the new Principal of a fabulous school and a very committed and involved school community. My door is always open for families to come in and say “Hello!”

I would like to acknowledge Mrs Di Harper on her leadership, contributions and dedication to Canning Vale ESC and families during her time here and wish her health and happiness in her retirement.

Our staff attended professional learning on Monday, 22nd July at school. Days like these are very important to ensure our skills and programs are continually developing in pace with your child and based on the latest educational research. Thank you to all staff for their commitment and reflections on the day for the benefit of our students.

As you are probably aware, our staff are well into the planning of Individual Education Plans and meeting with families. Please make contact with your child’s teacher if you have not yet made a time to come in for a planning meeting. Your input to your child’s progress is very much valued.

With the introduction of our Facebook page, and feedback from our school community, our formal Newsletters will now be coming out only twice a term. We hope you value the little, everyday celebrations we bring to you via our Facebook page and continue to share our Newsletter with your child and relatives throughout the term. We always welcome feedback, so if you have any suggestions or ideas about our newsletter, please share by calling the Administration office on 9455 7500.

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD)

All schools in Australia participate in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD) on school students with disability each year. This year’s date is 2nd August, 2019.

The Data Collection is an annual count of the numbers of students with a disability receiving educational adjustments to support their participation in education on the same basis as students without disability.

All education agencies are now required under the Australian Regulation 2013, to provide information on a student’s level of education, disability and level of adjustment to the Australian Government Department of Education. Data will continue to be de-identified prior to its transfer and no student’s identity will be provided. The collection of this information will inform future policy and program planning in relation to students with disability. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me on 9455 7500 to discuss.

I wish you all a wonderful term full of achievement and celebrations and I look forward to meeting you all soon.

Jodie Norwell, Principal.

AEIIP Classroom News

The children in Mrs Mulder’s Kindy class have been developing their outdoor play skills by using a play schedule. Each child has to complete four play activities on their schedule before they get to have free play in the playground. Every child has extended the number of activities that they able to play outdoors as a result. Charlie can climb and go down the slide. Maaz can ride a bike around the course. Akaran can hop along a line for four metres. Hannan and Jonah can walk on stilts. Elijah can ride a scooter for five metres. Students are also working on catching and throwing with a peer, bouncing a ball and using the play equipment. Rochelle Mulder, Teacher.

Hannan using the stilts
Maaz throwing and catching

The students have had a great start to term 3. The students in B8 are building on their play skills and are learning how to play musical statues. Theodora and Phoebe danced together holding hands and spinning around. When the music stopped the students had to stop dancing and freeze. The students are learning how to stay still like a statue and wait for the music to come back on. Siobhan Sweeney, Teacher.

Musical statues in B8
Theodora and Phoebe dancing together.

B9 Classroom News

Welcome back to everyone, we hope you all had a great two weeks with your children. Most have come back to school revitalized and healthy, but sadly one or two are still recovering from the rigors of this year's dreaded flu bug.

All students seemed to have enjoyed their first week back and the start to term three has been an eventful one. Obviously, the big change is having Jodie Norwell as our new Principal. We are all looking forward to working with Jodie and welcome her to our centre. For the students, they have started the Humphrys Dance class lessons on Fridays and for a select few they have been lucky enough to enjoy activities of the Life Education van.

In the classroom all students have had a great first week and should be applauded for the way they have continued with class schedules and routines. Bob Beckman, Teacher.

Miko and Harold the giraffe
Elexis meeting Harold the giraffe

H3 Classroom News

We’ve had a great start to term 3 with all students settling quickly and getting stuck into their work routines.

Special mention for Jordon, Millie, Peyton and Blake who have consistently shown great work in their English and Maths sessions. Jordon is now recognizing most numbers to 100, Millie’s reading has improved, Peyton is holding her pen for much longer, and Blake’s concentration has improved!!!

The Sensory Room mats have finally arrived, are installed and our students are enjoying the new environment. Students are learning to take off their shoes before entering the room so the sand stays outside! Millie has been very helpful by showing her friends where to put their shoes so they are orderly and neat! We have re-started our ‘Crash Bang Smash’ program … the students are already trying really hard to regulate their energy levels, doing 3 cycles of exercising for 2 minutes then resting for 1 minute. We then relax with the special lights, semi-darkness and relaxation music. Everyone is responding appropriately to the changes in environment and developing the ability to settle quickly when required. We are already seeing improvements!

We have reignited our teeth cleaning program and students are learning to be responsible for their own toiletries and belongings. Students take all their things to the bathroom and are expected to follow the routines with as little help as possible. Students are cleaning their teeth after lunch every day and keeping their mouths feeling fresh.

Humphreys Dance started last Friday morning and now in the second week we have already seen a big improvement in participation levels. Alyda and Hussein are starting to do a few dance moves without prompting. Millie is also engaging with the group. Well done everyone!

Darran Wilson, Teacher.

Shoes outside of the Sensory Room.
H3 students having fun in the Sensory room.

H4 Classroom News

What a fantastic start to term three! Every student has come back in refreshed, happy and ready to start! They have all remembered the class routines and rules and are listening and doing their work. What has been great to see is the friendships and respect the class has for each other. During a social skills lesson Sebastian, Caiden, Scott, Enoch and Cruz all sat down and played games together. They all waited for their turns, played the game properly and were talking and laughing the whole time. Wow!

Just a quick reminder that I am starting the IEP meetings this week. If possible it would be great to have the therapists join us as well. Please see me for a list of available times (if you haven’t already done so). Here’s to a great term three. Dana Langridge, Teacher.

H4 students playing games.
Charles playing Pop the Pirate.

B1 Classroom News

B1 are hard at work getting ready for the school carnival at the end of this Term. It was a beautiful day to practice running and Leader Ball skills. Students also shot a few hoops just to demonstrate how versatile they are in the senior class. Keep up the good work guys.

Neil Rose, Teacher.

Riley during morning fitness
Ginger during morning fitness

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