Wollondilly Public School has 330 students enrolled this year and there are 28 teachers. The school has five percent of indigenous students and eight percent of the students have english as their second language [ESL].
Wollondilly Public School Early Intervention unit provides a preschool program for children with a confirmed disability from three years to school entry.
Each class enrolls between 5-8 children and promotes learning through the development and implementation of individual learning plans, which are collaboratively developed for each child with other professionals including speech pathologists, child psychologists and occupational therapists. Students attend two – three, Early Intervention sessions per week and are encouraged to attend at least one day a week in a regular mainstream early childhood setting.
The provision of quality support to staff in regular early childhood settings is an important aspect of the early intervention service.
This support enables integrated placements to be beneficial for children with and without disabilities, increased tolerance and understanding in the community and generalisation of skills across a range of settings and people.
The Early Intervention program aims to:
- Support families in facilitating the development and care of their child
- Provide quality educational programs for children
- Support the co-ordination of interdisciplinary services to children and families
- Promote generalisation of skills across environments
- Achieve co-ordinated transition to school procedures for children
Access to the department's early intervention classes is through the principal of your child's local zoned school.
Visible Learning means an enhanced role for teachers as they become evaluators of their own teaching.
Visible Teaching and Learning occurs when teachers see learning through the eyes of students and help them become their own teachers.
It provides an in-depth review and change model for schools based on John Hattie's research.
Education week open day
Thank you to the school community for sharing in our Education Week Open Day celebrations.
The school and classrooms were buzzing with students sharing their learning experiences with family and friends.
Our visitors were treated to some tasty biscuits baked by 4/5T, a computer coding lesson in 5/6F, Maths games in 3/4Mc, hands on literacy activities in KDE and maths activities using iPads in 6B, just to name a few.
A very successful night for the 68 talented Wollondilly students, as they participated in the Goulburn Community of Schools Music Festival.
Thanks to all of our dancers, singers and musicians for your commitment to rehearsing over the last few months.