Adelaide West Special Education Centre

Parent/School Communications

The school encourages open and honest communication. The school uses the following:
(It may vary between class teachers)

Communication
  • Negotiated Education Plan (NEP) and Individual Education Plan (IEP) meetings
  • Student diaries
  • Parent/teacher meetings
  • Written reports
  • Student Profiles and end of year class DVD
  • Telephone
  • Newsletters (available on website)
  • Governing Council meetings
  • Social events
  • Class functions
  • Student Representative Council (SRC)
  • Email

Permission to Publish Student Photographs

Student diaries facilitate communication between the home and school. Classroom staff check these when the child arrives at school. Important classroom and school information will be documented in diaries. Parents are asked to write school related messages in diaries and initial messages from school staff to indicate that they have been read. Child Youth Women’s Health Service  staff may also use these diaries for communication.

Student Diaries

Student diaries facilitate communication between the home and school. Classroom staff check these when the child arrives at school. Important classroom and school information will be documented in diaries. Parents are asked to write school related messages in diaries and initial messages from school staff to indicate that they have been read. Child Youth Women’s Health Service staff may also use these diaries for communication.

Student Behaviour Management Policy

Communication

Adelaide West Special Education Centre follows the DECD School Discipline Policy.

Staff create a safe and caring learning environment, implement strategies to ensure positive learning opportunities and prepare students for active participation in their community. It is expected that staff and students are treated with respect at all times. Students are taught to accept responsibility for their own behaviour to a level that is within their developmental capability.

Responses to inappropriate behaviour will involve staff, students and families in partnerships which focus on student strengths and provide support for students in crisis while reinforcing the rights of other students to learn and teachers to teach in safety and without disruption. Staff, students and families will work in partnerships to acknowledge student behaviour which meets the expectations of the school community.

DECD school discipline policy

Sun and Insect Protection

Adelaide West Special Education Centre is a recognised Sun Smart School by the Cancer Council SA. Families are asked to supply UV40+ sunscreen and a hat. Staff will apply a student’s sunscreen prior to outside activities.

If parents supply insect repellant e.g. Aeroguard, staff will apply this as well for outside activities.