Dear parents and carers,
Thank you for your support to enable our staff to have a student free day.
We are very fortunate to have many talented staff present for the day. Amy Van‘t hof presented us with The Zones of Regulation. This school wide program which has been in effect since 2015 and has assisted students to learn how to self-regulate their emotions which improves learning outcomes. Amy V has just completed some intensive professional development and training with Bear. We are hoping that soon Bear will be certified as a Therapy Dog. Bear is a fantastic (and cuddly!) resource for Amy to use in her therapy sessions, also extremely popular with the children. We welcome Bear to Bass Coast Specialist School as our new staff member!
Zoe Lowe’s presentation on the practical use of communication through Augmented and Alternative Communication (AAC) and the use of iPads to assist our students to communicate was engaging and enlightening. We were also fortunate to receive an ex-member of staff who is now working with student disengagement. She highlighted the importance of attending school and the opportunities that education can offer our students.
It has been an interesting term so far and the students have coped very well with the changes and have demonstrated outstanding resilience in difficult times. Once again, we would like to remind parents that we are available to speak with you if you have any concerns during this period.
We hope you have a lovely weekend.
Stay warm and take care,
This is a difficult time as we comply with the restrictions necessary for the health and wellbeing of our staff, students, families and the whole community.