Learning Support Coordinator (LSC)/Student Services
The Learning Support/Student Services role involves providing support to classroom teachers and our Medina Primary School families. Teachers work in collaboration with the school LSC and School Psychologist to identify students who are not on track to achieve the expected learning outcomes for their year level and as a result maybe at „educational risk. Case management meetings are organised so that all stake-holders can share and exchange information so that informed decisions can be made about how to best cater to each individual student?s needs. Personalised Learning Plans are developed by classroom teachers and Educational Assistants in consultation with care-givers and the student Services Team to support students. Complex Case management often requires an inter-agency approach in order to provide greater support and assistance to our students and their families.
The Chaplain aims to support the school students, staff and parents by focusing on their wellbeing. The Chaplain helps to serve over 1340 meals at the Breakfast Club in school each year, provides over 110 pastoral sessions with students facing challenges at home or school, holds art club sessions during lunchtime for over 90 students, refers families in need of scholarships to agencies, as well as counselling and other programs.
Administering of medication to students
The school will comply with reasonable requests for assistance. Parents are required to complete a:
- Student Medication Request Form (signed by their GP)
- Action plan for medical conditions form
- Asthma action plan (if applicable)
We are very fortunate to have KindiLink sessions running at Medina Primary School. KindiLink is a three year pilot project running at 37 schools in WA.
At KindiLink, three year old Aboriginal children and their families participate together in play and learn sessions for three hours, two days a week. Our KindiLink teacher and AIEO are committed to working alongside our families to support them as their child?s first and ongoing educator, valuing the learning that families and communities provide.
KindiLink runs each Tuesday and Thursday from 9am till 12:00 noon at Medina Primary School. The days will change in 2017 to Tuesday and Friday morning.
The Smith Family Learning for Life program
The Smith Family Learning for Life program continues to work with parents/carers and school staff to improve educational outcomes for Medina students. In 2016 there were 52 students on the scholarship program (22% of the school population). In addition, 18 students attended Learning Club, 4 students in the Student to Student program and 2 staff were trained to deliver the Lets Count program.
The Medina Primary School Learning Club is held every Wednesday during school term. The Kwinana Learning Clubs aim to provide a comfortable and supportive environment where students can develop their literacy skills through reading texts and resources. Learning Club is offered from years 4 to 6 at Medina Primary school and students can continue the program in years 7 and 9 at Gilmore College. This provides for up to 5 years of reading support. Overall attendance for the year group was 79%. Seven students achieved 75% or greater attendance.