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Free webinar for parents of children starting school in 2021

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Monday, 07 Sep 2020

Want to hear from local experts about everything you need to know to help your child get ready for school next year?

Then join the other 121 local families who’ve already registered for tomorrow’s STEP UP TO SCHOOL online forum.

Our SWH School Readiness Team, in collaboration with DET kindergarten improvement advisors James Dimauro and Debbie Moerkerk, Nullawarre PS foundation teacher Chelsea Paulin, Elsa Macleod Portland kindergarten teacher Jodi Parker and Gateways pre-school field officer Josie Ahearn, will present this informative (and free) webinar which is open to families in Warrnambool, Glenelg, Southern Grampians, Corangamite and Moyne.

Anyone interested in ‘attending’ can register via these Event Brite links:

4pm South West Healthcare – register hereĀ

7pm South West Healthcare – register hereĀ

Interim speech pathology manager Elisia Nichol says our 19-month-old School Readiness Team had a pipe dream to deliver a school readiness forum last year but the task seemed too big. In the midst of the pandemic, who would have thought they could achieve it in 2020?

‘As a team we’ve had to shift to innovative ways of connecting with kindergarten staff and their families so it turns out this year was the perfect opportunity to deliver this initiative via webinar,’ Elisia explains.

‘This webinar highlights just one of many innovative ideas our School Readiness Team has brought to life in 2020 to ensure we’re delivering capacity-building to preschool, Foundation-Grade 1 teachers and families across our region. We’ve also delivered professional learning via Zoom/Webex to teachers; pre-recorded professional learning on topics covering communication, wellbeing and access/inclusion; developed remote learning resources; developed social media content for kindergartens; delivered Teacher TalkTM to Glenelg and CPSG teachers; and delivered the School Readiness Scoop for kindergarten families to build knowledge across our priority areas.’

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