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Lower School Years 7, 8 and 9

Lower School Years 7, 8 and 9

Lower School is located in E Block. Our Student Support Officers, Kylie Kenworthy, Lea Carmody and Robyn Searle provide students in Years 7, 8 and 9 with a focal point for general enquiries, management of the Sign In and Leave Pass systems, lost property, student lockers and matters relating to uniform. Students are welcome to utilise Lower School before or after school, or during recess and lunch to make appointments or to request support or assistance.

The Lower School Deputy Principal, Donna Gardiner, Lower School Manager, Matt Collier and Lower School Coordinator, Callum Millard reside in the Lower School Centre. Year 7 – 9 parents should contact them in relation to the academic development, behaviour and well-being of their students, including those with specific needs and new students transitioning into Years 7, 8 and 9.

Ms Donna Gardiner –  Deputy Principal Lower School Years 7, 8 and 9

  • Enrolments
  • Attendance process overview
  • Good Standing review
  • Policy review
  • Positive behaviour support
  • Subject selections
  • Individual Support plans – academic, attendance and behaviour
  • LEAP organisation
  • Transition

Mr Matt Collier – Lower School Manager Years 7, 8 and 9

  • Collaboratively Coordinates Student Support Team
  • Monitors student behaviour, well-being, uniform and attendance
  • Works with students, parents and teachers to modify unacceptable behaviour and encourage acceptable behaviour
  • Coordinates programs focussing on students with special needs
  • Coordinates Year assemblies and special events
  • Coordinates Student Council
  • Coordinates inter-agency networks and support
  • Induction and orientation of new students
  • Counsels students when appropriate

Mr Callum Millard – Lower School Coordinator Years 7, 8 and 9

  • Year 7, 8 and 9 assemblies
  • Student Council
  • Yard games and social events
  • Low level behaviour management
  • Monitor student wellbeing, attendance, uniform
  • Induction and orientation of new students
  • Individual support plans for attendance IAP
  • Interagency network coordination
  • Communicate with staff on student illness or absence
  • Rise Up challenge
  • Consult on suspensions
  • Proactive program delivery eg HEAT