Each year the total allowance of Education Assistant time is calculated for the whole Centre. The amount of support is then decided upon and allocated to the students based on need. This may vary from term to term and year to year.
This service is provided by the Department of Education to work with students at the request of staff or parents. An intellectual assessment is carried out prior to enrolment, and this forms the basis for placement and educational management of your child. Assessments may also take place at other times. The Psychologist plays an active role in behaviour management and emotional support.
The School Nurse is able to visit the Centre for routine screening in hearing and vision and attends to issues raised by staff and parents.
First Aid Officer
The ESC has appointed a staff member, trained in Primary Ambulance Care, to be our First Aid Officer. Minor incidents are dealt with at the school level and parents are contacted if necessary.
Therapy Focus provides physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy within the school setting for eligible students. Programs are shared with parents and teachers so that follow-up can be maximised.
All staff are actively involved in the pastoral care of your child to ensure that your child is happy, safe and achieving to the best of his/her ability. This care is coordinated by the ESC Principal and plays a vital role in this aspect of school life.