At Ingle Farm East Primary School we believe in every chance for every child
Students at our school have access to additional support or programs if required, based on results of various data collection. This support can be individual, small group, in class or via intervention programs. Our Student Review Team both school and district level meet on regular occasions to review the progress of these students.
A group of personnel offering support can include Leadership, Special Education Teacher, EALD Teacher, Literacy Support Teacher, Aboriginal Education Teacher, Class Teacher, Aboriginal Community Education Officer (ACEO), School Support Officers (SS0s), trained Volunteers and outside Agencies.
Where additional support is required, we may seek your permission to access by referral, our Department of Education and Child Development (DECD) Psychologist , Speech Pathologist, Disabilities Coordinator, Hearing Impairment Coordinator, Social Worker or Interagency Behaviour Support Coordinator.
Such support can include:
Aboriginal Program Assistance Scheme
Aboriginal Programs Assistance Scheme (APAS) which supports targeted Aboriginal students based on the early intervention model in literacy and numeracy.
EALD (English as an Additional Language or Dialect)
Students who have English as their second or third language have access to additional support to grow knowledge, skills and understanding in acquiring English language competency.
We have a Playgroup on campus, which operates each Friday. Qualified staff provides quality early learning experiences for children from birth to 4 years of age. Children moving from our “feeder” preschools to our school enjoy a comprehensive and extended transition program during the term prior to starting school. A ‘Tailored’ school experience is offered to prepare our new Reception students for their Junior Primary experience. Families have opportunities to meet their child’s first school teacher before the child starts school.
Individual mentoring to students to develop positive relationships and to increase their active engagement in school programs are offered on needs basis. These mentors are highly trained and are sourced from such agencies as FLO (Flexible learning Options), Kick start For Kids and SMG (Schools Ministry Group).
This program enables a specific group of identified students in years 4-7, to focus on developing automaticity in numeracy skills and capacity to understand mathematical concepts and calculate numeric problems quickly and accurately, thus preparing them for every day applications.
Program Our Rocket Reading Program targets 6 year old students and provides intensive focus on practicing the reading strategies and building sight words needed to become an independent reader.
Student With a Disability (SWD)
Students verified as a SWD (Autistic Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder, Global Developmental Delay, Hearing, Intellectual, Physical, Speech, Language or Vision) receive support with their learning. Each SWD has a Negotiated Education Plan (NEP) which is agreed to by the child’s teacher and parent/s. The NEP is monitored and reviewed and parent/s are invited to attend these meetings as part of the process.