Family Information and Referals

Raising a family is not always easy with the ups, downs and uncertainties life can throw our way. To help navigate through the tough times, Warringa Park School offer support to families with referrals to assisting services.

Our Wellbeing Team offer and provide families:

  • Confidential support to talk issues through
  • Information and advice
  • Referral assistance
  • Parent information sessions
  • Events

If you would like more information or to make an appointment with a Wellbeing Officer, please contact  9749 5774.

NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) are implementing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to provide funding to assist people with disability. If you are currently receiving disability support services, you will be contacted by the NDIA as the NDIS becomes available in your area.

If you have questions regarding the NDIS scheme and are not currently receiving any disability support, please contact 1800 800 110 (Monday-Friday, 8am-8pm) and request an Access Request Form to register. You can recieve school assistance to complete section 3 of the application, and to provide supporting documentation for your application.

If you would like more information and to see if your eligible, please visit:  www.ndis.gov.au/ndis-access-checklist

If you would like to attend a local information session, please visit:  www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/services/aged-disability/support-services/ndis-ready

If you would like assistance with your NDIS planning, please contact your Local Area Coordinator on 1300 275 634 or visit www.ndis.info@bsl.org.au

CALD Support

Interpreter Service

Warringa Park School can provide interpreting services to culturally and linguistically diverse families to assist with the provision of school information, guidance through the enrolment process, supported school communication and meetings if required.

Refugee Education Support Program

The Refugee Education Support Program is partnered by the Department of Education, CMY (Centre of Multicultural Youth) and Foundation House. The program provides holistic and targeted support to selected schools to strengthen student wellbeing, connectedness, engagement and achievement.

In 2017 a partnership was formed with Warringa Park School, Foundation House and Drummond Street services to deliver the program and provide workshops to parents/ carers from refugee and migrant backgrounds with information on services that support family health and wellbeing.

The Wellbeing team are able to assist students and families with referrals to support services and engage in counselling, parent support programs and recreational groups. If you would like more information please contact a member of the Wellbeing team on 9749 5774.

After School Basketball Program

In conjunction with RESP, Warringa Park School work in collaboration with The Werribee Basketball Association to provide students from refugee and migrant backgrounds an after school skills-based program. The recreational program provides students with fundamental skills in basketball through modified games and supports connection with peers and services.

Additionally, a new partnership has been formed with the Welcome to the Games Program. This program supports students and their families to connect to local communities and services. The program is specifically for young people living with a disability and coming from refugee and migrant backgrounds. Students referred to the program attend the Basketball Clinic at Eagle Stadium and are introduced to the Active programs run by North Melbourne AFL Clubs Huddle Team.

For more information or to a refer a student to the program, please contact Joan Kurtis on 9749 5774.

 

Support for MultiCultural Families

Warringa Park School community is committed to the provision of a safe, stimulating and engaging learning environment. Our aim is to ensure that students are supported to attend regularly, participate in engaging programs, learn and display positive behaviours and feel connected and respected.

The school community promotes respect, fosters inclusion and embraces the unique skills and qualities of all people. As part of an inclusive environment we would like to take the opportunity to inform families of our support staff assisting families from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This support is available throughout all campuses at Warringa Park. We understand that you may have questions regarding your child’s education, what supports are available for communication and how we can help bridge the gap of communication between home and school.

School support

The school has appointed staff members to support and act as a bridge between school and multicultural communities, fostering and strengthening local networks between young people, parents, schools and the community. They also provide strategies to strengthen engagement and build strong partnerships with families.

 

Support Staff

James Mayen – Community Liaison Officer (African families)

Wah Paw Noe – Education Support Officer (Karen families)

Joan Kurtis – Support Officer (all other migrant/refugee families)

  • Support Staff service provision:
  • Information and assistance regarding school and educational support
  • Communication assistance with the provision of interpreters and translated resources
  • Post School pathway support
  • Family Support
  • Volunteer and community programs
  • School committees and events
  • Extra curricular programs – Refugee Education Support Program & After School Recreational Program

 Our team will work collaboratively with students, families, teachers, Allied Health, the Wellbeing Team, School Leadership and external community agencies. Please feel free to contact.