Education planning

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Education planning for your child

This section explains how your child’s school should work with you to plan and tailor your child’s learning and supports, throughout their years at school. On this page: Starting out right and transition points Planning for senior secondary and post-school options The basics: good communication and the Student Support Group A plan for meeting your […]

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Starting primary school: planning your child’s supports

Planning needs to begin many months before your child enrols at school, to ensure your child gets the right support and learning to meet their needs at school. On this page: Meet early to start planning Funding applications Time to meet again More planning and the ‘Transition statement’ Planning to support the big move Don’t […]

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Kindergarten to primary school: making the transition

Your child’s transition period covers planning in the year prior, orientation and the start of school, and the first weeks and months as your child settles in. On this page: Planning throughout the year prior A ‘transition plan’ for your child Ideas for additional orientation activities Other ways to support your child’s transition In the […]

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Primary to secondary school: preparation and planning

Good planning and communication is critical to your child’s successful transition from primary to secondary school. On this page: Initial planning with the secondary school Start transition planning and prepare for the Year 6–7 review Transition planning meeting with both schools Planning to support your child for the big move The move from primary to […]

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Primary to secondary school: making the transition

The transition from primary to secondary school is an exciting time. With good preparation, you and your child can approach this major milestone with confidence. On this page: Support for transition: tours and orientation Extended orientation Preparation at primary school Secondary school strategies Other ideas to help your child prepare Practice transport arrangements After the […]

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Exploring and planning for your child’s post-school options

This page describes some of the options available to young people after school, and the supports available to support the planning process, and to help young people study or find work. On this page: Start planning early Who can help with planning? Post-school options: further study Post-school options: volunteering and day services Post-school options: employment […]

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Not just VCE: study options for senior secondary students

There is a range of options for students in their final years of schooling, in preparing for the move into post-school placements, further education or work. On this page: A range of options and supports Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) Vocational Education and Training (VET) Continuation of Program for […]

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Good communication always matters

Children and young people do best when there is an effective working relationship between their school and parents or carers. As in any relationship, communication is vital. On this page: Keeping in touch about things that affect your child Many ways to communicate Communications books and email Opportunities to get involved at school Good communication […]

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Keeping in touch with secondary school

The transition from primary to secondary school can be a big adjustment for parents and carers. On this page: Adjusting your role Find a key contact Trial different ways to communicate Student-parent-teacher interviews Disclosure and confidentiality Get involved at school Adjusting your role After a long relationship with your child’s primary school, you will probably […]

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Student Support Groups: an introduction

The Student Support Group is the main way that everyone involved in supporting your child’s education comes together to discuss your child’s support and monitor their progress. On this page: What is a Student Support Group? Who should be in your child’s SSG? Supporting your child’s participation A sharing of views and expertise Organisation and […]

This entry was posted on June 6, 2015