Rock Solid - What you can do to support your child's journey

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What you can do to support your child’s journey

It’s the school’s job to educate your child. But they need your help. Introduction “… It’s hard, I know, as an Indigenous person, to do all this. But you have to push yourself. And be assertive. Let them know what you want, and how you want your kid to grow up and learn.” – Rodney […]

This entry was posted on August 20, 2015
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Supporting your child’s education journey

Every child has the right to the help they need, to learn and take part at school. Sending your child to school If your child has special needs, it can be hard to think about sending them off to school. That’s how it was for Stacey, with her little one. “I thought, ‘How’s he ever […]

This entry was posted on August 20, 2015
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Help the school understand your child’s needs

It’s the school’s job to educate your child. But they need your help, to do it the right way. Make sure your child gets the education you want for them Schools must give your child the help they need to learn, and support their cultural identity. To do these things, they need your help. Talking […]

This entry was posted on August 20, 2015
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Get involved at school

Getting involved at school helps your child, and builds your relationship with the teachers. Help your child settle in Some schools are very open to parents and carers staying with their children while they settle in at school. Some schools are less open to this. But don’t be afraid to ask, if it would help […]

This entry was posted on August 20, 2015
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Help for young people in secondary school and beyond

Young people’s needs change, as they move into secondary school and beyond. The change from primary to secondary Secondary school can be very different from primary. Instead of one teacher, your child might have six or more. And they have to move between rooms, up to six times a day. There’s a lot to organise, […]

This entry was posted on August 20, 2015
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Your child’s path towards self-determination

Part of the journey of secondary school is helping your child learn make choices for themselves, and find their own path in life. Support your child’s voice When children are little, their parents or carers make most decisions for them, including about school. Although it’s important to listen to children of any age, as Aunty […]

This entry was posted on August 19, 2015
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Information for carers of children in out of home care

Good communication with school and long-term planning are very important for children in out of home care. Children living in care More than a thousand Aboriginal children in Victoria live in formal out of home care, away from their parents. A majority live with extended family or other Aboriginal families, while others live with non-Aboriginal […]

This entry was posted on August 19, 2015