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Student services and support programs

Special Education Program (SEP)

The SEP provides specialised educational support for prep and primary school age students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), Speech-Language Impairment (SLI) and other disabilities. For further information please contact the principal of Jindalee Statue School on telephone 37255777 or email the.principal@jindaleess.eq.edu.au

Guidance Officer

Jindalee State School is supported by a Guidance officer who provides support to teacher, students and families as needed.

Duties include:

  • Assessment of students identified with Special Needs
  • Supporting staff, students and families connected to the Special Education Unit
  • Advising Staff and parents on programming options for students

A Guidance Officer from Education Queensland is based in the school to assist in identifying student difficulties and to make recommendations regarding assistance. Arrangements are made in consultation with parents and with parental approval. All inquiries regarding Guidance Officer assistance should be made to the school office. On occasions it is appropriate to approach the guidance officer directly. For example parents may want advice on behaviour management at home. The telephone number is available from the office.

Support Teacher Literacy and Numeracy (STLaN)

Jindalee State School is supported by a Support Teacher Literacy and Numeracy.

STLaN teacher manages learning support for children identified with specific academic needs across literacy and numeracy areas.

Support can be in the form of classroom teacher guidance and support, direct assessment, explicit teaching, in-class material support, home programmes and parent training support.

Support is accessed via the Student Support Management procedures via Classroom Teacher recommendation that a child may need some form of support. Parents with concerns about a child's academic progress should first speak to the child's Classroom teacher.

Progress of students requiring support is monitored by the STLaN teacher. Interviews are available at parents' request at any time. A written report is provided at the end of each semester.

English as a Second Language

ESL stands for English as a Second (or additional) Language.

ESL students are those who are eligible for support under the Commonwealth and Queensland Guidelines and ESL also supports students in the International Student Program (ISP). Jindalee State School is an accredited ISP provider.

The English as a Second Language program offers support strategies for ESL students who would benefit from specific instruction to enable them to reach their potential as independent learners. It focuses on developing their English language and recognising that mainstream assessment tools do not fit ESL learners neatly. Accordingly, ESL activities feature rich tasks with a multi-literacy orientation.

The program highlights the strengths of Non English Speaking Background (NESB) students, and emphasises the richness and cultural diversity that they potentially contribute to the school.

Identification of ESL learners is either on enrolment or through observation in the first weeks in school. It can also be following referral by classroom teachers.

The first point of referral is always in conjunction with the classroom teacher, e.g. Prep teachers who identify the student as being from an NESB background, or as presenting ESL related issues, or from the student being identified as ESL during enrolment. Year 1 NESB students may be observed in the ESL program during Term 1 to determine if ongoing support is necessary. ESL support occurs through a holistic approach to both linguistic and non-linguistic factors and involves collaboration between classroom teachers and ESL staff.

Chaplain

The Chaplain is at the school at Monday, Wednesday, Thursday morning and Friday afternoon. He is available to help any student, parent, or staff member who needs support through a difficult time in his / her life. Appointments can be made through the office.

The role of the chaplain is to:

  • Provide pastoral care to students, staff and parents through one-to-one sessions, support groups and referral to other agencies.
  • Be a positive role model and Christian presence within the school.
  • Be available to be involved in school programs.
  • Coordinate small groups for various issues. E.g. leadership, resilience, friendship, conflict management, etc.

Participation in the chaplaincy service is voluntary, if you would like your child to be involved regularly then you will need to fill out a permission form which is available at the office and from the chaplain. Participation in any spiritual based programs also requires parental permission.

Additionally, our Chaplain is accredited, and in the process of being accredited, to deliver various group programs to develop student friendship and resilience skills. These program are delivered at scheduled times and advertised through the school newsletter and website.

The chaplaincy service is funded by the school’s P&C committee, community support and funding from the National School Chaplaincy Programme. If you would like to support your chaplain please contact the office on (07) 3725 5777, or email info@jindaleess.eq.edu.au.