St Emilie’s has been selected to be part of a new Government data collection process for children with a disability. It is important for all parents to read the note below carefully because the definition of what a disability is, has now been broadened to include a wider range of student needs.
All data that is collected is completely confidential and will assist with possible funding allocations for our school and all schools into the future.
Thank you for making the time to read the following letter carefully. Please print it off ( or collect a copy from the Office) and return to your child’s teacher ASAP this week.
Many thanks for your support of this important whole school collection.
“Not enough is currently known about students with disability at the national level to enable governments to target support and resources in schools to help all students to reach their full potential. A nationally consistent approach to collecting data on students with disability will give governments, schools and education authorities information about how many students with disability are enrolled in Australian schools, where they are located and the level of adjustments provided for them to participate in schooling on the same basis as other students. Data will be used to gain a clearer picture of the needs of students with disability, and give more support to schools so that they can better understand and implement their core responsibilities under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and the Disability Standards for Education 2005.”