All parents of current and future pupils are encouraged to discuss any concerns they have about their child’s needs and progress with the classroom teachers or our principal. Our ‘open door’ policy aims to facilitate communication between home and school so that all families in our community feel supported on their educational journey.
Student Support Group (SSG) meetings
We put a caring and considered ‘Team Around the Learner’ at Kallista Primary.
Where a child has additional needs the class teacher will arrange a Student Support Group meeting with parents/carers, to share in the development of an appropriate learning and wellbeing plan for individual students.
SSGs are an essential strategy to build the partnership approach between home and school, and provide a mechanism where all the important information about a child’s learning and wellbeing, interests and needs, is shared and used for planning their development.
Individual Education Plans
Using a Team Around the Learner approach, our teachers will create an Individual Learning Plan for students with additional learning or wellbeing needs. Parent or carers input into these will be included based on the SSG meeting and the individualised identified goal setting and strategies that will support your child’s development.
Post-Covid, the Victorian government has provided funding for tutoring in numeracy and literacy in Victorian government schools.
In 2023 this continues and our tutors provide support to students three times per week, with explicit teaching in areas of need. Tutoring is delivered to individual or groups of students, and will be flexible across the year, with students moving in and out each term, based on learning needs.
Students who require adjustments under the National Consistent Collection of Data standards, and students eligible for NDIS, will receive appropriate and sensitive adjustments to their learning program. We use inclusive practices, and through the SSG process, will identify individual goals and strategies for each child. We apply for funding for students through the Disability Inclusion funding application process for eligible children.