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Student services and support programs

Inclusive education is a large part of the values embedded into our school culture and our ability to cater for and support students with specialised learning needs is a strength of our school community.  Our Support Services Committee allows for a multi-disciplinary approach to individual case management.

We are committed to the provision of equitable educational opportunities so that all students have access to, participate in and gain positive outcomes from schooling.

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In striving to provide equitable educational opportunities for all, it is acknowledged that for some students to receive appropriate support (low-incidence disabilities, learning difficulties, and/or behaviour and communication challenges) it will be necessary to draw on the expertise of a range of support personnel.

Classroom support

Our dedicated Teacher Aides support all students in classrooms, in small groups and individually.  They also provide direct support to students receiving support through the Support Services.  They are an integral part of our teaching team and school community who work consistently to improve the schooling experience for all our students.

Chaplain

 

What does a School Chaplain do?

A School Chaplain is a safe person for young people to connect with at school and provides a listening ear, caring presence, and a message of hope.  Chaplains run positive, fun activities for students and assist in fostering supportive, caring school communities.

 

Working with other members of the school’s support team, the Chaplain cares for students struggling with issues such as difficult relationships with other children or family members, poor self-esteem, family breakdown, and depression.

 

The partnership between the school and the Chaplaincy Service, supported by local churches, businesses and community organisations, provides a network of local support and assistance.  These positive relationships help young people to face difficult issues, and provide hope, connection, meaning, and purpose.

 

The Chaplaincy Service is available to everyone in the school community regardless of their religious beliefs.


 

Who is the Muttaburra SS School Chaplain?

Our Chaplain is Robert Turner who works Thursday's and Friday's each week.


 

What will Chaplaincy look like at Muttaburra SS in 2016?

Chaplaincy revolves heavily around spending tiome with individual students and small groups for discussions and activities.  As our School Community Garden is an improtant and integral part of our school, we have aligned the Chaplaincy visits with caring for the garden.  This gives a focus and backdrop for time, activities and hands-on physical work for students to engage with Chappy either indipendently or in small groups. Parents are welcome to join Chappy and the students in the weekly gardening session.


 

Will my child be involved?

Involvement with the Chaplain is entirely voluntary and students choose whether or not they want to be a part of the activities that are offered.  Parents will be consulted if their child wishes to be involved in ongoing one-to-one meetings with the Chaplain or in any program or group involving spiritual or ethical content.  Parents have the right to refuse permission for their child to be involved in any Chaplaincy activity or event.


 

How can I contact the Chaplain?

Please contact the school directly to discuss any aspects of Chaplaincy or for an appointment with our Principal or Chappy.

 

Religious Instruction and Pastoral Care

Our school has the support of many fantastic friends from different faiths who all have dedicated their lives to others.  The Outback Arial Mission provides the formal quarterly Religious Instruction Program.  

Head of Special Education Services

The Head of Special Education Services primary role is to support the students, families and professionals of our students requiring educational adjustments and learning supports.  The HOSES is source of advice, guidance, individual case management and facilitates the development of Individual Learning Plans and Education Adjustment Profiles with teachers and families.  The HOSES also communicates with all families receiving support to offer services, professional development, experiences sharing and open communication.

Guidance Officer

Our Guidance Officer is available to discuss issues with students and families and provides confidentiality and services for families who may require them.

English as a Second Language

English as a Second Language Teachers provide support and delivery of individual ESL programs to students who may require them.

Therapy

We have the professional knowledge and resources of Education Queensland Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists available to support our school.​