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Bankstown South Infants School

Bankstown South Infants School

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Telephone02 9790 6176

Emailbankstowsi-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Early Intervention

Early Intervention

The objective of early intervention is to maximise each child's learning potential and daily well-being, as well as to expand opportunities for the child to function competently in the community.

Our support class caters for up to 8 students per day, under 6 years of age, who have been referred to us by the NSW Department of Education.

Our team includes a trained Special Education Teacher as well as a Student Support Learning Officer (SLSO) and work under the guidance of our School Principal. 

The early intervention program provides a structured environment where the children learn through play and intentional learning activities.  The learning areas involve gross motor skills, cognitive development & fine motor skills, social/personal development, receptive language and expressive language. These are the same as the developmental areas/strategies considered best practice for all young children. Focus is also given to providing children with a variety of sensory experiences to meet their individual needs.  The small class allows the children to learn in a safe environment where their individual learning needs can be closely monitored and met.

Our support class is part of the wider school community and where possible participates in whole school community events. 

Our daily visits to the Preschool assist in developing confidence in transitioning between settings and increase opportunities to develop social skills with peers. 

Our students work towards their own Individual Education Plan (IEP) and parents receive written reports on their child's progress at the end of the school year. 

We support with the transition to school the following year and help families determine the best place for their child to further their education. 

We regularly post photos of our students engaging in our programs on our school Facebook Page.