Tips for dealing with common challenges

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Tips for dealing with common challenges

In this section we share some common concerns of families who contact our support team, and offer suggestions for tackling them. On this page: Introduction to this section Challenges in enrolling your child Challenges with communication and planning Challenges in funding and participation, and related to secondary school Challenges in behaviour management, discrimination and your […]

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Challenges related to enrolment

Families who contact us raise a number of questions or concerns about enrolment and how to advocate for a place for their child in a preferred school. On this page: Introduction For more information Enrolment in a Catholic or independent school 1. Challenges with communicating with your local neighbourhood school 2. Challenging responses to enquiries […]

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Challenges with communication, planning and follow-through

Families who contact us raise a number of questions or concerns about communication with their child’s school, planning to meet their child’s needs, and follow-through by the school on decisions made. On this page: Introduction For more information Communication, planning and follow-through in a Catholic or independent school 1. Challenges with the level or method […]

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Challenges in meeting your child’s support needs

Families who contact us raise a number of questions or concerns about their child’s supports at school, and how best to ensure that all of their child’s support needs are met. On this page: Introduction Meeting your child’s support needs in a Catholic or independent school 1. Challenges with ensuring your child has the right […]

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Challenges related to funding

Families who contact us raise a number of questions or concerns about funding and their child’s supports. On this page: Introduction Funding issues in a Catholic or independent school 1. Challenges related to eligibility for the Program for Students with Disability or other funding programs, or for a Student Support Group. 2. Challenges related to […]

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Challenges with inclusion and participation

Families who contact us raise a number of questions or concerns about their child being excluded from activities or facilities at school, or extracurricular activities, or about being asked to reduce their child’s attendance to part-time or frequently pick them up early. On this page: Introduction Inclusion and participation in a Catholic or independent school […]

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The challenges of secondary school

Families who contact us raise a number of questions or concerns about the particular challenges of secondary school. On this page: Introduction Catholic and independent secondary schools 1. Challenges with support for transition from primary to secondary school. 2. Challenges with communicating your child’s learning and support plan to subject teachers and ensuring the right […]

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Challenges related to discrimination, bullying and social inclusion

Families who contact us raise a number of questions or concerns about discrimination, bullying and problems with their child being included at school. On this page: Introduction Discrimination, bullying and inclusion in a Catholic or independent school 1. Challenges related to bullying at school. 2. Challenges related to discrimination at school. 3. Challenges related to […]

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Challenges related to discipline and behaviour management

Families who contact us raise a number of questions or concerns about how their child’s school is responding to challenging behaviours. On this page: Introduction Discipline and behaviour management in a Catholic or independent school 1. Challenges related to your child’s behaviour at school and school responses. 2. Challenges related to school’s behaviour management approaches. […]

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Challenges related to complaints, confidentiality and your relationship with school

Families who contact us raise a number of questions or concerns about their relationship with school, including about confidentiality, conflict or difficulties making a complaint. On this page: Introduction Complaints, confidentiality and your relationship with staff in a Catholic or independent school 1. Challenges if your concern or complaint has not been resolved by the […]

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