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Carson Street School
19 Carson Street
EAST VICTORIA PARK 6101
Telephone 9361 7500
Fax 9361 6363
Email School: carsonst@iinet.net.au Principal: John.Exeter@det.wa.edu.au Deputy Principal:Roslyn.Hamling@det.wa.edu.au
Home Page http://www.carsonst.wa.edu.au (Where you will find out more information about the school).



Dear Parents /Guardians,

This handbook is designed to give general information about the school and allied organisations. It seeks to answer some of the many questions parents frequently ask and to
generally outline your child's classroom educational programme.

Our school community will need your help to maximise its potential. A partnership among parents, staff and children is vitally important. Please help to foster this
partnership by attending school functions and monitoring your child’s educational progress. If you have the time, please volunteer to work with us in some capacity, i.e. join
the Parents and Citizens or the School Council and help to advocate on behalf of our students.

Although the information supplied is correct at the date of publication, there may be subsequent changes. We do hope that you will find it useful during the school year.
Please call if you have any questions, concerns or would like to join one of our committees.



J D EXETER,
PRINCIPAL

Term Dates 2007                                                                                                  School Development Days

Term I                Wednesday 31st January                      to Wednesday 4th April                Monday 29 and Tuesday 30th January 2007
Term 2                Monday 23rd April                           to Friday 6th July                    Thursday 5th April 2007
Term 3                Tuesday 24th July                           to Friday 28th September              Monday 23rd July 2007
Term 4                Tuesday 16th October                        to Thursday 13th December             Friday 14th December 2007




Special Days
Special Assembly each fortnight presented by classes in turn in terms 2 & 3.
We have an Activity Day each term generally during the last week.
Mother’s Day morning tea: Friday 4th May at 10.30 am.
Christmas Concert/Graduation: Friday 7th December 2007.

All parents and friends are invited to attend on these days.


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STAFF LIST 2007

Principal                                                                    John Exeter
Deputy Principal                                                             Ros Hamling
PrePrimary Teacher                                                           Rose Linton
PrePrimary Education Assistants                                              Roberta Taylforth / Ruth Harlow / Mim Little
Kindy – Shelley campus – Teacher                                             Ros Hamling
Kindy – Shelley campus – Education Assistants                                Roberta Taylforth / Susan Lennon
Room 1 Conductor / Teacher                                                   Natalie Fitzpatrick
Room 1 Education Assistants                                                  Maureen Page / Adele Chapman / Alicia Weiland
Room 5 Pre-primary/Yr1                                                       Shirley Kennedy
Room 5 Education Assistants                                                  Ann Gray / Carol Palmer
Room 7 Teacher                                                               Shaun Henderson
Room 7 Education Assistant                                                   Sandy Travers
Room 8 Conductor/Teacher                                                     Laura Jones
Room 8 Education Assistants                                                  Suzanne Hall / Lee Canestrini
Room 9 Teacher                                                               Annette Kay
Room 9 Education Assistants                                                  Jenny Cocker/Adele Chapman/Debbie Goldsmith
Belmay Satellite Class Teacher                                               Melinda Davies
Belmay Satellite Class Education Assistant s                                 Jill Browne / Kylie O’Dea
LOTE/Physical Education                                                      Colin Pestell
Swimming Teacher                                                             Kerry Atkins / Kylie O’Dea
Swimming Assistants                                                          Alison Musson / Roberta Taylforth
R/Nurse                                                                      Nola Dunnett
E/Nurse                                                                      Micki Fox
Physiotherapist                                                              Melanie Simpson
Speech Therapist                                                             Gary Wong
Occupational Therapist                                                       Vanessa Thompson
Base Co-ordinator / Therapy Assistant                                        Leanne Brentnall                                School Uniform
Therapy Focus at Carson Street School                                        9362 6308 (direct)
Registrar                                                                    Julie Holding
School Officer                                                               Sally Harris
Library Officer                                                              Jude Lynch
Gardener                                                                     Peter Wiebrecht
Cleaner in Charge                                                            Mark Travers
Cleaner




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ABSENTEES
Children who are away from school are expected to bring a note explaining their absence when they return to school. Students attending Education Support Schools are
expected to attend every day that the school is open. The school is obligated to report to District Office when a student has more than 10 unacceptable absences. Parents
are obliged to inform the school should their child be admitted to hospital.

ACTIVITY DAYS
At the end of each term parents are invited to join the students at school in activities, which are developed around a specific theme.

ANNUAL SCHOOL REPORTS
In addition to reporting on each student’s I.E.P. and Portfolio (which is sent home at the end of Semester One), a written report on the progress of each child is sent home
at the end of each year.

BUS TRANSPORT
Buses bringing students to school have to run to a fairly tight schedule and it is therefore requested that students be at their pick-up points by the correct time. The
Transport Department has advised drivers that they are not obliged to:
                  a)      toot the horn
                  b)      wait for children who are not ready
For their part, the drivers will attempt to keep as close as possible to the scheduled time.

Your co-operation in the matter would be appreciated.
The Department for Transport has taken over the responsibility for the organization of all school buses and the contact person is Karen Ferrier
(Tel: 9326 2136).

CANNING EDUCATION DISTRICT
Carson Street is placed in the Canning Education District. The District Director is Mr Greg Thorne. The District Office is situated at Sevenoaks Business Centre, 303
Sevenoaks Street, Cannington 6107 and the phone number is 9311 0500

CASE CONFERENCES - CASE REVIEWS
Case conferences/reviews may be held for individual students at important stages in their school life and if particularly requested by either parents or school staff. At this
time the full intellectual, educational, social and physical history of the child is discussed, together with his up-to-date progress. Recommendations are made and included in
the School's programme in order to give maximum benefit to the child's schooling.

Present at the conference are:                       The School Principal
                                                     The Class Teacher
                                                     The School Nurse
                                                     Involved Therapists
                                                     Parents
                                                     Other invited Professionals.
Parents are, of course, a vital part of the conference team. If parents have a problem in home management, or about the child's placement in the school, or about his/her
abilities they should not hesitate to open up a discussion on the topic.


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COMMUNICATION BOOKS
These books, which are sent home each day, are a very useful method of communication between parents and school. Parents and teachers are encouraged to write in them
regularly to help gain a better understanding of the child's interests and programme.

CONDUCTIVE EDUCATION
Conductive Education (CE) is a unique holistic method of teaching children with motor development problems and only available at Carson Street. Developed in Hungary in 1945,
but modified to suit an Australian school environment, CE is not therapy, but a multi-disciplinary system of education focusing on a child's emotional and cognitive growth as
well as motor function. Children are taught to see themselves as active and self-reliant participants in the world. The successful integration of principles of conductive
education into the curriculum framework ensures that appropriate attention is given to all aspects of the student’s development. Joint planning ensures that there is a
consistency of approach to program design and therapeutic goals are addressed through all curriculum activities by a transdisciplinary team.

CONTRIBUTIONS AND CHARGES
In accordance with the Department of Education and Training Contributions, Charges and Fees Policy September 2001, schools can request up to a maximum contribution of
$60.00 for years K-7. The Contribution for our school of $60 is ‘voluntary’ and the funds are used towards the cost of materials, services and facilities used by students in
the educational program. This should be paid as soon as possible at the start of the year.

Contributions collected at this school contribute to:
•   Photocopying and laminating for class work
•   Classroom resources, eg computer equipment, paper, files, reading, library books
•   Physical education and art equipment
•   Student Accident Insurance

Charges:
The term ‘charges’ refers to the provision of extra cost optional activities which are part of an education program and which contributions do not cover. All of the following
are optional and if no payment is received, an educational activity with a similar outcome will be provided to that student.

The 2007 extra cost optional charges, which have been approved by Carson Street School Council, are the incursions and excursions. The estimated costs provided are at an
upper limit and will not exceed this amount. If a particular event does not transpire within the school year no charges for that event will apply. The School Council has
approved all charges. These do not need to be paid until your child’s teacher asks for the money.

COMPLAINTS MANAGEMENT
We initially ask parents to see the class teacher about any problem that has arisen regarding their child. If the problem remains unresolved parents are asked to contact the
Principal and formalize the complaint in writing. The issue will be investigated and a written response will be completed. Should you remain dissatisfied, parents should
contact the Manager of District Operations at Canning District Office (Phone 9311 0507). If it is not resolved at this stage a formal complaint should be sent to the
Director General, Department of Education and Training.
NB: The school aims to deal with all complaints swiftly and with sensitivity.

COMPUTERS
Computers are valuable learning aids. They are used at school because the screen displays are big and bright, moving and versatile; they can be used in conditions, which
reduce distractions; are easily controlled; are very rewarding and motivating. For those with severe disabilities computers often enable them to make a start where other
efforts have failed. Computers can awaken these students to the realization that their eyes are registering something and their hands can respond and gain some control
over their environment.

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CRUNCH & SIP
We are now recognised as a ‘Crunch & Sip’ school thanks to the efforts of Nurse Nola. Crunch & Sip schools create a formal break time in classrooms for students and staff
to crunch on fruit or vegetables and sip water throughout the day. Well-nourished children concentrate and perform better in school. For more information contact the
Health Centre.

CYCLING LIKE OTHER KIDS! - BICYCLE HIRE
Parents are reminded that we have some special bikes for loan over the holiday breaks. Learning to ride a bicycle has many benefits for our students including:
    •    Providing early intervention children with an opportunity to improve their coordination and balance;
    •    Enabling them to participate in an activity that the majority of children experience;
    •    Developing positive relationships with peers and adults;
    •    Enabling them to use cycling as a recreation; and
    •    Enabling them to gain in self-confidence and self-esteem as they achieve success.
Please note there is a small hire charge of $15, which will go towards maintenance, and the purchase of additional bikes. If interested please contact your child’s teacher
through the communication book who will be able to advise if we have a suitable bike. Please note parents are responsible for transporting the bike to and from school. The
hirer takes full responsibility for the return of the bike in an “as found” condition.

DENTAL THERAPY
Parents are advised to enrol their child at the Carlisle Primary School Dental Clinic. Students are then given regular check-ups but parents must take their child to each
appointment.

DISCIPLINE
Discipline is mild, but firm with the accent on praising students for being good rather than chastising them when they misbehave. Our teachers aim to develop discipline,
which is based on pupil self-control and a desire to do things because they are right, not because someone in authority insists that they are done. We believe it is best to let
parents know if their child's behaviour is of concern at school. This allows for co-operation between school and home in solving the child's problem.

EARLY INTERVENTION
The school offers a limited amount of places for children with disabilities below school age. Early intervention services are provided in a family centred way. Family centred
means that the child’s services and / or supports are based upon the strengths, concerns, priorities and resources as identified by you, the child’s family. Services and
supports are designed to respect your family’s concerns, interests and values.

Early intervention services and supports may help:
    •    Answer your questions about your child’s development
    •    Improve both developmental and educational growth
    •    Children with developmental delays become more independent
    •    Prevent the need for more and costly intervention in the future and
    •    Communities become more aware of the gifts and abilities of all its children




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ENROLMENT
Before students can be enrolled at school they must be referred to the Student Services Coordinator, Canning Education District Office who will establish eligibility for
education support services using established placement criteria. Parents need to forward all available assessments they have to the Student Services Coordinator to enable
a detailed examination of the child’s developmental history (phone 9311 0500). Afterwards parents will be referred to the appropriate school.

Usually students transfer to Kensington Secondary School in the year they turn 13 and may continue their education until they turn 18. Students graduating to Kensington
Secondary School participate in a specially planned transition program.

HEAD LICE
The problem of the spread of lice and nits is a national one. It would be appreciated if parents inspect their child's hair frequently and let us know if they find any "little
visitors". We can then take appropriate action. If a child is found with head lice at school parents will be notified and he/she is excluded from school until the Health
Department recommended treatment has been carried out.
It is recommended that parents check their child's hair once a week. It is a good idea to do this on Friday, as your child can be treated over the weekend if required.

INCLUSIVE SCHOOLING
It is important to recognise that Carson Street forms part of the whole spectrum of educational provision for children in Canning District. Links between Carson Street and
local mainstream establishments are viewed as reciprocal in that wherever possible they should provide mutual benefits to both sets of students.
Present contacts fit into the following categories:
     •   Small groups which meet for a particular aspect of the curriculum or for social activities
     •   Individual links for specific students
     •   Students from secondary schools who come to Carson Street as part of their community or work experience programs.
Opportunities for inclusive initiatives are always encouraged.

INDIVIDUAL EDUCATION PLAN
Parent / teacher / therapists interviews are held at the beginning of each year in order to plan your child's programme for the year. IEP's provide parents with the
opportunity to be involved in their child's programme and to practice relevant activities in the home environment. Each student's individualized programme is revised at the
end of first semester and parent input is requested in writing.

ILLNESS
Please notify the school when your child has an infection or contagious disease eg. mumps, chickenpox, measles or impetigo.

INTERVIEWS WITH TEACHERS
Parents are invited to discuss their child's progress or any concerns they may have with the teacher concerned. Appointments can be made to speak with teachers during
their DOTT time by phoning school, or by arrangement with individual teachers. This communication between parent and teacher is vital to gaining a better understanding of
each child.

All parents who are visiting informally are asked to report to Julie Holding at the front office first. She will then check the class timetable and "buzz" the teacher to let
them know you are visiting.




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LOTE / PHYSICAL EDUCATION
The schools LOTE (Spanish) is taught at various levels of sophistication according to the ability level of the student using physical education as the strategy. Students sing
simple songs in Spanish. They greet adults with “Hola” as they meet and say “adios” as they leave to go home. LOTE encourages the development of listening and attending
skills and improves vocalization. Benefits to students’ confidence and self-esteem are also readily apparent.

NO HAT, NO PLAY IN THE SUN POLICY
On the advice of the Cancer Foundation of Western Australia the school has introduced a policy that all students playing in the sun must wear a sun hat. We are sure that all
parents will support this initiative, which reflects our concern over the dangers of skin cancer to young children. On very hot days all students may stay inside.
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
The school’s occupational therapist’s role includes developing student’s fine motor and independent living skills; splinting of hand and upper limb; provision of adapted
equipment; recreation; and home modifications.

PARENT ACTIVITY GROUP
All parents are invited to join this informal group, which meets during school hours. The aims of the group are both social and educational. Meeting formats are generally
guided by the suggestions of the parent participants and co-ordinated by Nola our school nurse.

PARENTS AS PARTNERS
School staff sincerely believes that the influence of a student's family is extremely important to his/her progress and achievement, therefore co-operation
between the home and the school is a vital aspect of your child's education.

PHYSIOTHERAPY
The role of our physiotherapist entails the evaluation of physical capacities and limitations, and with administering treatments that will prevent or minimize disability,
alleviate pain, correct or minimize deformity, and develop and improve strength and motor functions.

PLAYGROUND SUPERVISION
During recess at least four members of staff supervise students. When the temperature rises above 34°C students remain inside.

RELEASE OF INFORMATION
A non-custodial parent has the same rights and has the right to copies of notices, calendars, conferences, report cards, and other school communications unless a court
issues an order limiting those rights. A non-custodial parent must annually request such communication in writing and include a correct address and telephone number.

RESPITE CARE
Respite care is available from a number of agencies with the aim of providing periodic relief from the constant physical and emotional demands of caring for a child with
disabilities. The following respite options are available to students from our school:
May Street Hostel, Traylen Road Hostel, Pelican Hostel, Catholic Care Yeda Street and Cerebral Palsy Association Bentley.

SCHOOL DEVELOPMENT
Our School Development for 2007 will encourage the development of teaching and learning strategies and experiences that are outcomes focused and responsive to the
needs of students.
The plan has two focus areas:


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To increase access to ICT for students and teaching staff so that the ICT curriculum is planned and taught in a more systematic way while promoting literacy and
communication opportunities for students. We also want to develop communication modes, symbols and techniques that can be used to augment spoken communication
messages or use as an alternative to speech.

SCHOOL EXCURSIONS
Excursions are organized to enrich or consolidate the classroom programme. It is normal practice to notify parents when such visits are being undertaken. Excursions offer
opportunities for training and reinforcement of the class programme in either the skills or behavioural areas. For safety reasons, staff carries a mobile phone with them on
all excursions. The enrolled nurse will accompany students with special health care needs. The Department of Education and Training has a policy for excursions involving
water or taking place near water.

SCHOOL HOURS
The hours of the school are from 8:35 am to 2: 45 pm. A breakdown of the school day is as follows: -
                8:35     -       10.30            Classroom work
                10.30 -          11.00            Morning tea and recess
                11.00    -       12.30            Classroom work
                12.30 -          1.25             Lunch and recess
                1.25     -       2:30             Classroom work.
                2.30     -       2.45             Preparation for home.

SCHOOL NURSE
Our full-time registered nurse and part-time enrolled nurse have the following duties:

1.         Responsible for the primary care of students and teachers in school situations and organizes regular medical reviews.
2.         Assesses health needs of children and develops appropriate nursing care plans for children individually and for groups.
3.         Co-ordinates and contributes to case and/or team conferences to plan and review overall management of services to meet the needs of children and their families.
4.         Liaises with parents, hostel staff, other agencies and professionals as required.
5.         Contributes to health education activities involving students, parents and teachers and where appropriate the community.
6.         Manages school health centre and/or ensures appropriate first aid services are available.
7.         Contributes to the creation of a healthy and safe school environment and advises the Education Department of Western Australia on special equipment needs of the
           students.
8.         Co-ordinates the Parent Activity Group meetings.

Due to the fragile health and medical complications of some students the school may have to summon an ambulance, to transport them to Princess Margaret Hospital in an
emergency. We suggest parents of these students take out appropriate insurance to cover the transport costs.
It is the parent’s responsibility to notify us of any change in home phone numbers or emergency phone numbers. These are crucial in case of an emergency concerning your
child.

SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST
A Department of Education and Training Psychologist is available to parents on request. Appointments can be made by contacting the school.




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SCHOOL UNIFORM
The School is constantly seeking to provide high standards of education, self-esteem and safety for all of its students. In this regard a school uniform was introduced in
2003. Although it is not compulsory it has been found that the wearing of a uniform brings with it many benefits such as:
     •   The promotion of the school’s public image;
     •   An increase in convenience and cost-savings for parents; and
     •   It provides a clear identification of students when out in the community and enhances supervision/safety.
We do not have a supplier for the uniform, so parents are free to purchase items at general retail outlets.
Students should wear neat, practical clothes.
It is very helpful for students who have constant difficulty in dealing with buttons, buckles and zips, etc. if slip on shoes, and skirts and trousers with elasticised waists can
be provided. Name labels on all clothing help staff to prevent them from being taken in error or mislaid.

NB: Children in the Satellite Classes are encouraged to wear regular school uniforms.
SICK CHILDREN ATTENDING SCHOOL
In order to protect frail and at risk students the following guidelines from our School Policy (endorsed by the School Council) regarding sending students who are not
completely well to school are stated.
Please keep home:
a. Children with profuse non-clear nasal discharge who are unable to wipe their own nose.
b. Children with loose bowel actions.
c. Children who have been vomiting.

Whenever these situations arise during the school day parents will be contacted to collect their child. It would also be advisable to seek medical advice from the child's
Doctor.
Approval for the administration of medication to students must be obtained in writing from parents or the prescribing doctor. Parents must send medication to
school via the bus aide and not in the child's bag. Routine drugs must be clearly labelled and supplied to the nurse for school administration. It is preferred that
a separate school supply of antibiotic be provided.

SOCIAL WORKER
A Social Worker is available on request from the Disability Services Commission, 1275 Albany Highway, (phone 9351 0600).

SPEECH THERAPY
Their role includes assessing the students’ communicative abilities and identifying needs, as well as determining the most appropriate means of communication for the
student. They also provide teachers and parents with assistance in mealtime management for those children with feeding and swallowing difficulties.

STAFF MEETINGS
Staff meetings are held every Wednesday from 2:45 onwards, after students leave for home. This means that there isn't any disruption to the teaching day.

STUDENT REQUIREMENTS
Teachers will issue a list of requirements needed for their particular class at the end of the previous school year if possible, or early in term one.

STUDENT RESTRAINTS
Sometimes, for their own or classmates safety or for the purposes of carrying out their educational programme, a student may need to be secured into their seat. This is
only done after careful consideration of all options and with the approval of their parents and the Student Services Psychologist.

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SUMMER HOLIDAY PROGRAM
Each year during the long summer break (mid January) the school offers a one-week holiday program with the aim of providing students whom it is difficult to fit into
community options with suitable recreational/educational activities. The cost to parents is $25 and additional funding is sought from charitable organisations.

SWIMMING / HYDROTHERAPY
During the school year students, except those in the Satellite Classes, have at least two swimming lessons each week. Individual students may have extra lessons if this is
recommended therapy. The more able students are given deep-water experiences at the Belmont Pool.

THERAPY FOCUS
Therapy Focus employs all of our therapists. Therapy Focus provides services to eligible students who have attended the annual Family Needs Screening.

CARSON STREET SCHOOL P&C ASSOCIATION BUILDING FUND
The school P&C is endeavouring to raise money to provide a classroom to be specifically used for ‘principles of conductive education’. Conductive Education is a programme
enabling disabled children to function independently and develop lifelong skills. Donations over $2.00 to the building fund are tax deductible.

                                                                             PARENT SUPPORT GROUPS

CARSON STREET SCHOOL PARENTS' AND CITIZENS' ASSOCIATION
This is a parent and community group which supports the school by fundraising to provide resources and equipment. Meetings are usually held twice a term and information
about the meetings are sent home via parent notes and in the school newsletter. Please make an extra effort to attend the meetings. Parents are asked to pay $1 to become
a member of the P&C.
Current Committee Members:                                 President                         Julie Conroy Ph 9479 5383
                                                           Vice Presidents                   Vanessa Murdoch and Joanne Appleton
                                                           Treasurers                        Duncan Murdoch and Richard Appleton

Elections are held at the Annual General Meeting in March each year to elect new office bearers.

CARSON STREET SCHOOL COUNCIL
Briefly, the role of the group is:
a)       To exercise general oversight of the conduct and curriculum of the school (subject to Department of Education Guidelines).
b)       To assist in areas like finance, review of the school site and buildings, furniture and equipment, and discipline.
c)       To help the school to establish good community relations and to reduce prejudice and misunderstandings about physical and intellectual disabilities.

The group meets once a month in school time and are an influential lobbying group with outside bodies. Community members are co-opted when necessary.
Current Members:        Chairman                           :         John Exeter (Principal).
                        Parent Representatives             :         Vanessa Murdoch and Joanne Appleton
                        Staff Representative               :         Ros Hamling (Deputy) / Jennifer Cocker
                        Community Representatives          :         Michelle Fletcher (Town of Victoria Park), Les Oszdolay, Darryll Ashworth, Ben Wyatt MLA
                                                                     Julie Holding (Secretary)

                                                                             ALLIED ORGANISATIONS

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ACTIV FOUNDATION
116 Jersey Street, Jolimont phone: 9387 05555
ACTIV Foundation was established by parents of children with intellectual disability in the 1950’s and has grown into a large organization, which provides many services to
people with developmental disabilities and their families. Services for school aged children include recreation opportunities including school holiday programmes and camps,
family support through a Sitter Service, Home Care, and Respite Care etc. They also have an excellent library and regular newsletters.

CATHOLIC CARE
46 David Street, Kensington phone: 9474 3303
Catholic Care is a family support organization providing respite care, siblings groups and a range of other services to families of people with disabilities.




CENTRELINK
Centrelink administers the payment of the Child Disability Allowance to families of children with disabilities who need substantially more care and attention. The allowance
is to help meet the exceptional costs incurred in bringing up a child who has a severe or substantial disability and is generally payable for children who attend Support
Schools. The allowance is in addition to Family Payment and forms can be obtained from Social Security or a DSC Social Worker. If assistance is required in applying for the
allowance please contact the school, DSC Social Worker, or the Kalparrin Centre.

DISABILITY SERVICES COMMISSION
53 Ord Street, West Perth phone: 9426 9200
The Disability Services Commission aims to provide a coordinated approach to the development of services for people with disabilities. Its key functions are: Policy
Development, Service Provision Funding and Accountability, Promotion of Equal Access, Community Education and Consumer Advocacy.

DOWN SYNDROME ASSOCIATION OF WA INC.
4/1136 Albany Highway, Bentley, 6102 phone: 9358 3544 free phone: 1800 623544 Email: dsawa@upnaway.com
Office Co-ordinator is Cathy Donovan.

This parent run group provides information and support for families of children with Down syndrome. Key activities are New Parent support, Information Kits for parents,
students, teachers, and health professionals, a Playgroup, Quarterly Newsletter with monthly Diary updates, conferences for teachers, Advocacy & lobbying, social events.

INDEPENDENT LIVING CENTRE OF W.A.
3 Lemnos Street, Shenton Park. Phone 9382 2011

An equipment display and information service for people with disabilities. They have lots of adaptive technology, computers, software etc to try. You can arrange for an
individual assessment of your child’s technology needs. Appointments are necessary.

KALPARRIN CENTRE
At Princess Margaret Hospital, Cnr Roberts Rd & Thomas St, Subiaco. Phone: 9340 8094 Fax: 9380 6114. Email kalparrin@iinet.net.au

The Kalparrin Centre provides practical and emotional support to families of children with disabilities and special needs in a central location at PMH. Services include a drop
in centre with a lounge and playroom for children (with a direct line to PMH wards and clinics). Information about conditions, support groups, services, entitlements etc, a

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Parent Link Programme for families of children with less common conditions, regular support group meetings, Mothers’ Camps twice yearly, a bi-monthly newsletter “Kalparrin
Cares”.



KIDS KAMPS FOR STUDENTS WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES
Loftus Recreation Centre, Loftus Street, PO Box 170 Leederville, 6903. Phone: 9328 9480

LANDSDALE FARM HOLIDAY AND RESPITE PROGRAMME
Landsdale Road, Landsdale. Phone: 9343 1222 Fax 9309 3629

Landsdale Farm provides holiday programmes for children with disabilities, including residential and day respite care. Programmes are run throughout the year during school
holidays and weekends during term time. The programmes include time spent in the farm setting and also on excursions.

PRINCESS MARGARET HOSPITAL PARENT ADVOCACY SERVICE:
The Parent Advocate acts as a liaison between parents / carers and Princess Margaret Hospital, and is available to provide information to you about the Hospital.
The Parent Advocate is here to represent parents’ / carers’ interests and to negotiate on their behalf where appropriate.
The Parent Advocate can also assist patients and their families to understand their rights and responsibilities.

If you have a concern or question regarding any aspect of care at Princess Margaret Hospital, please let a member of staff know. If this does not help, you may wish to
contact the Parent Advocate by phone / pager on (08) 9340 8315 from Monday to Friday during office hours or by visiting the office which is located in the Outpatient
Department on Level 4.

RECREATION NETWORK
Homebase Shopping Centre, Salvado Road, Wembley. Phone 9388 1366 Fax 9388 3466

Recreation Network assists people with any type of disability to find and join the recreational activity of their choice.

RESOURCE UNIT FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS (RUCSN)
2nd floor, 297 Hay Street, East Perth. Phone: 9221 5616 Fax: 9221 3990

RUCSN provides a training and support team to work alongside child care staff to assist in the process of including children with disabilities into child care programmes,
including Child Care Centres, After School Programmes, Family Day Care and Vacation Care Programmes. RUCSN’s services, which are free, offer parents wider choices,
support and the opportunity to see their child learn and grow in a local programme with local children.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS W.A. (Inc)
PO Box 264 Greenwood WA 6924                  Ph: 9509 4003 Fax: 9309 1804

Special Olympics provides year round sports training and competition in the Olympic tradition and gives people with an intellectual disability the opportunity to strengthen
their character, develop their physical skills, display their talents and fulfil their human potential.

THERAPY FOCUS INC
Level 2, 161 Great Eastern Highway, Belmont WA 6104. Phone 9478 9500 Fax 9277 9555

For further information please visit the website at www.carsonst.wa.edu.au
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Therapy Focus Inc is the agency assuming responsibility for therapy services in schools. The programme is currently funded by the State Government through the Disability
Services Commission (DSC). Please note that services are only provided to students enrolled in Pre primary and above and who have attended a family needs screening
session. Kindy aged students (3 years turning 4) still receive services directly from Disability Services Therapists.

                                                                             ADDITIONAL SERVICES AND GRANTS

Services that are available to eligible people: Further information is available from your Local Area Coordinator.

•   Taxi vouchers - apply to the Department of Transport, phone 9389 0611.
•   Nappies at a reduced cost to parents – a form available from the Spina Bifida Assn (ph 9346 7521) will need signing by your doctor or Dr Jenny Hanna (school doctor) to
    enable you to receive nappies at a reduced cost.
•   Respite (hostel)
•   Respite (in home)
•   Annual grants available for: respite; sport; scouts / guides
•   RAC cover for electric wheelchairs (you must register first)
•   Emergency care
•   Prostheses
•   Parenting skills courses
•   Sex education support
•   Advocacy
•   Social
•   Legal rights

Agencies that give you information:
Some of these agencies require Doctors referrals. Some information can be supplied to the school nurse.

•   Disability Services Commission
•   Social Worker
•   Area Coordinator
•   Local Council
•   Catholic Care
•   Family and Children’s Services
•   The Neurological Council
•   Communicare
•   ACROD
•   WADSA




For further information please visit the website at www.carsonst.wa.edu.au
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                                                                                                                         Kindy / Pre Primary
CARSON SRTEET SCHOOL
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                            ROOM                      LAUNDRY /                 ROOM              ROOM             ROOM                                                 SHED
                                                                                                                                             SWIMMING

                                1                       TOILETS                    2               3                  4                          POOL
                                                                             (Therapy Focus    (PHYS ED)         (LIBRARY)


                           OUTDOOR
                             PLAY
                             AREA                           ROOM                     PP                      Rose Linton / Roberta Taylforth / Ruth Harlow/Mim Little
                     Margaret Cole / Roberta Taylfo                                  Room 1                  CE Natalie Fitzpatrick / Maureen Page / Lee Canestrini
                                                                                     Room 2                  Therapy Focus Room
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                                           Kitchen                                   Room 3                  Physical Education Room
                                                                                     Room 4                  Library/Music Room
                                                                                     Room 5                  Shirley Kennedy /Ann Gray /Carol Palmer
                               ROOM                                                  Room 6                  Staffroom                                                  SENSORY
                                                                                     Room 7                  Shaun Henderson / Sandy Travers
                                    5                       ASSEMBLY                 Room 8                  CE Laura Jones / Suzanne Hall / Adele Chapman               ROOM
                                                                                     Room 9                  Annette Kay /Jenny Cocker/Debbie Goldsmith/Adele Chapman
                                                                 AREA                Pool                    Kerry Atkins / Alison Musson
                                                                                     Library                 Jude Lynch
                           ROOM                                                      Health Centre           Nola Dunnett / Micki Fox
                              6                                                      Admin:
                        (STAFFROOM)                                                  Principal               John Exeter
                                                                                     D/Principal             Ros Hamling
                                                                                     Registrar               Julie Holding
                              ROOM                                                   Other:
                                                                                     Belmay Satellite Class           Melinda Davies / Jill Browne / Kylie O’Dea
                                    7                                                Shelley Satellite Class          Ros Hamling / Roberta Taylforth / Kylie O’Dea

   HEALTH               P&C ROOM
    CENTRE

                        DEPUTY’S
                                                                             TOILETS            ROOM                     ROOM
                        OFFICE                                                                    8                        9

                                            ADMIN            PRINCIPAL’S
For further information please visit the website at www.carsonst.wa.edu.au
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