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RESC Administration Office Upgrade

Dear Parents, Carers and members of the RESC Community,

I am pleased to officially announce that our Administration Office upgrade will commence on the 11 September 2017.

From that date access to the school office and front-of-school Disabled Parking bays will be limited by construction activities and hoarding around the work site. We will work with the builder to try to keep that disruption and non-access time to a minimum. Your patience and understanding during this time will be very much appreciated.

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Riverside Schools Trial 0-4 Playgroup: All Welcome

Riverside ESC and Riverside PS are now offering a combined Riverside Community Playgroup for the 0-4 age group. The Playgroup commences Wednesday 16 August and runs from 9:00 to 10:30 AM. Parents and carers are welcome to introduce your child to the Playgroup, which will initially run for a 3-week trial period. (Inquiries: 9534 0328)

NDIS in WA: Planning and Management - Mandurah Workshops

Workshop One - PREPARING TO PLAN
Workshop Two - UNDERSTANDING SELF-MANAGEMENT

Understanding the planning and self-management requirements of the NDIS scheme will enable families and supporting persons to efficiently navigate the path to the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Consider attending these FREE events in Mandurah on August 28th.

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Local Baseball Opportunity - Check it Out

Kids play baseballPeel Diamond Sports and Peel Junior Baseball are proud to present the ALL NEW Challenger Division for the 2017-2018 Season, complete with a division designed for individuals aged between 4-18 yrs who have intellectual and/or physical challenges. See links to flyers below.

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New Movies from Sensory Friendly Flicks

Movie The Grinch Christmas 300NEXT EVENTS: The Grinch and Inside Out. Sensory Friendly Flicks provides movie events for children and their families who have Autism, Sensory Processing difficulties and other disabilities at different locations around the Perth Metro area. 

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Student Wellbeing Hub: New Australian Government Website

Student Wellbeing HubThe federal government has introduced the Student Wellbeing Hub website to provide information and resources for students, teachers and parents to assist them to create and maintain a safe and welcoming school environment. It is guided by the National Safe Schools Framework, with resources aligned to the Australian Curriculum, for the promotion of student wellbeing and the development of respectful relationships.

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School Bus Service 2017 - New Applications

schoolbus imageSchool Bus Services (SBS) has started planning for the 2017 school year. NEW FAMILIES are advised go to the School Bus Services (SBS) website now and complete their applications if they wish to apply for transport assistance in 2017. Applications close 4 November 2016.

Families currently receiving Transport Assistance by way of bus transport or a Conveyance Allowance and whose circumstances have changed also need to apply. 

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Positive Partnerships Workshop - Autism

Like all school-aged students, young people on the autism spectrum benefit from strong, positive relationships between home and school. Positive Partnerships use evidence based materials and practical resources to help support these relationships by facilitating workshops for parents and carers.

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SCHOOL PHOTO DAY IS COMING!

Kapture Photography RESC 2016Dear Parents and Caregivers, our school photo days are not far away - October 21 and 22. Early in Term 4 every student will receive a Kapture Photography order envelope to bring home. The recommended method of ordering your photos is online through Kapture’s website as your payment is secure and can be easily verified at any time. Alternatively you can pay by cash and return the provided envelope to the school on the photography day.

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Sing With Me! at the Public Library

Sing With Me Better Beginnings Sep2016Sing With Me! Better Beginnings pilot program for two year olds - Sing With Me is a pilot program available in 2016 through participating public libraries.

The Better Beginnings Family Literacy Program recognises that sharing books, songs and rhymes from birth builds early language skills and improves future literacy outcomes.

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Slaters under the Microscope at RESC

Slater 1Earlier this term Rooms 33, 36 and 37 took part in a Micro-Critters Workshop presented by Robyn Brown, Waste Education Officer from Rivers Regional Council. The incursion was a planned learning experience as part of the biological sciences curriculum. Slaters and other critters under the microscope filled the students with awe and questions.

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Who makes a difference at our school?

As part of the WA Education Awards 2016 we’re asking students and parents to vote for staff who make a difference in our school and give them a chance to win $1000. The People’s Choice Award recognises dedicated and talented staff in WA public schools.

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Metamorphosis at Caterpillar Park

20160731 Caterpillar Park 1 copyThe City of Mandurah has done a brilliant job of transforming Caterpillar Park into an inclusive playground and would like to share these accessibility upgrades with parents, caregivers and families. Come along to Caterpillar Park (Milgar Reserve, Park Road, Mandurah) on Tuesday, 9 August 2016 3:30 PM-4:30 PM and be some of the first people to check out the inclusive playground upgrades!!!

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Circus Therapy

Circus Therapy July 2016 1The acquisition of circus skills, no matter how simple, enables the participant to interact with their environment in a more confident manner and encourages ‘safe zone stretching’, a willingness to enter into something new. This term all students across Riverside ESC will participate in Circus Therapy.

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School Camp Draws Near

Wilma cowThe 2016 Riverside Education Support Centre’s School Camp is happening this September and the excitement is building. All students other than our little ones have been encouraged to attend and the response has been overwhelming – everyone is going!

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Schools Alive Choir Visits Silver Chain

Silver Chain Visits Jun 2016 from Silver Chain YouTubeOn Wednesday 22nd June the Schools Alive Choir, which includes several students from Riverside ESC, visited participants at the Silver Chain Social Centre for an afternoon of music and interaction. The choir performed a variety of songs, including the popular songs “Frozen” and “Let it Go” from the “Frozen” movie.

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The Jungle Book (1967 Original)

Playing at Fishtrap Theatre, Mandurah (MPAC) - Tuesday 28th June.

Rocky Bay is proud to present Sensory Friendly Flicks – a series of movie screenings with modified lighting, sound and seating to suit children living with autism or sensory processing difficulties. These inclusive community events allow families to enjoy their favourite films in a safe and accepting environment.

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Useful Links Updated

Riverside ESC has updated its comprehensive list of links to local, regional and government websites. This latest updateto our Useful Links webpage includes a new support contact for families with children facing mental health issues - Kids Matter. Useful Links has sites specific to your school age child, while General Links provides links to more general information, including Department of Education websites.

Alcoa Grant Enables RESC IT

iPad1 2016Riverside Education Support Centre would like to thank Alcoa Australia for their contribution and continual partnership support. We have recently received a generous grant from Alcoa which has given our school the opportunity to acquire an iPad cart which chargers multiple devices at once.

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Rhymetime

Rhymetime is a fun and educational group for young children and their parents/carers designated to improve early literacy skills and engage with one another through learning rhymes together.

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RESC Commended by School Board

On behalf of the combined Riverside Primary Schools Board, Mr. John Reyburn, Chair, conveyed the Board's congratulations to Riverside Educaton Support Centre for the very positive School Review carried out by the Department of Education in late 2015.

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Come & Try Bike Day

2016 04 04 Bike DayDreamfit, a not for profit organisation that is making dreams possible for people with disabilities through innovative equipment solutions, is holding a "Come & Try Bike Day" at the Park at Town Beach, Mandurah.

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Right Track - public transport safety advice for students

Right Track is a Public Transport Authority (PTA) program that’s all about safer travel and encourages young passengers to become more responsible for their own safety and to make positive choices.

Amongst the program's objectives is making sure that all students are equipped with the information they need to have a safe and enjoyable journey using public transport.

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Colourful Safe Haven for Riverside Students

Riverside ESC launches it's new Sensory Room. Article published in Mandurah Mail Feb 22, 2016.

"Through a set of school doors at the Riverside Education Support school is a safe haven to help emotionally-charged students relax. Known as the sensory room ..."

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School Review Receives DoE Commendations

Toward the end of 2015, and as part of the compliance requirements set by the WA Department of Education (DoE) for Independent Public Schools, Riverside Education Support Centre underwent a comprehensive review process involving an in-depth investigation of the school's business plan and capacity to carry out it's stated goals. The subsequent report furnished by DoE recognises the excellent work of the school.

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BDYC - Young Women's Program

Billy Dower Youth Centre (BYDC) has released details of its 2016 Young Women's Program where young women aged 11 - 17 years come together to learn life skills and fun activities.

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Message from Principal

To all our Parents & Carers,

You may be aware that an evacuation incident involving both schools (RESC and RPS) took place yesterday. I have been ringing around to speak to you personally (and my apologies if I was unable to contact you directly) to re-assure you that all students were safe and well cared for by staff. Our school and Department procedures were implemented to ensure student and staff safety was not compromised.

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Riverside P&C - Join Now - AGM March 21

Riverside Schools P&C Association (RSP&C) is a small, friendly group of parents that get together a few times a year to make decisions about fundraising, ensure canteen and uniform services run smoothly, volunteer for various short and longer term support roles and more. It is a great way to get to know your school and the people who lead it as well as other members of the parent community. Would you like to be part of this vibrant group?

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WAORRA Charity Ride Day

WA Off Road Racing Association presents its 5th annual day out for children with disabilities AND their families. Sunday 21st February. This is a very popular event so we recommend you take action early to secure a place. As the flyer states, "Places limited, RSVP call or text 0403 579 849".

Fairbridge Wet 'n' Wild

Fairbridge Western Australia Inc. and Disabilities Services Commission are delivering an exciting “WET ‘N’ WILD” School holiday program. A daily program of activities held mainly at Fairbridge Village, Pinjarra for school age children with disability who meet the Commission’s eligibility criteria for specialist disability services, and who are living with their families and carers. 

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Pinjarra Excursion

As part of Riverside ESC's programs on Indigenous Studies and Community Access, students from Rooms 33, 36 & 37 attended an excursion to Pinjarra on Monday November 16. Raising students' awareness of the cultural significance of sites in the Peel region and understanding of Noongar history and cultural practices was the aim of this much enjoyed excursion.

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Riverside Celebrates 20 Years

On Friday 30th October Riverside Primary Schools celebrated it’s 20th birthday (1995 – 2015). The day was full of fun events including a picnic for families then games were played around the school grounds. A special assembly was held with stories told from past and present students and the whole school sang songs. A large cake was cut and each classroom ate cupcakes which were made by a parent of each class. Finally, a large paving block was presented from both schools, to commemorate the occasion.

Images can be found on the Riverside PS website (click here)

Mandurah Mail article online (click here)

Development for Parents

Three new courses are being presented in Mandurah by Relationships Australia:

Parenting Teens – perfect to inform and support parents of teens and soon to be teens!  Tuesday 17 November, 6.30pm to 9pm  

Mindfulness – have you heard about mindfulness before but wondered what it was all about?  At this introductory night you will learn about this powerful mental tool!  Monday 30 November, 6.30pm to 9pm  

Healthy Self Esteem – learn some great new strategies to build on your self esteem!  Wednesday 2 December, 6.30pm to 9pm.

Individual Education Plans—IEP’s: A Guide for Parents

Have you been told that your child needs an Individual Education Plan or a Documented Plan? Are you wondering what you can do to ensure your child enjoys school and gets the best educational outcomes? Dolly Bhargava is presenting a Workshop for Parents that explains all. Date for closest venue: 24 November at Bibra Lake. Check out information listed in the School Diary.

Day for Daniel - Keep Kids Safe

Once again Riverside ESC will join with other school communities across Australia to participate in the Day for Daniel event.  The day is about educating children and adults about keeping kids safe through child safety and protection initiatives - this is the intergral message of one of our learning priority areas referred to as Protective Behaviours.

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Survey 2015 - Staff Feedback

Complementing the overwhelmingly positive Parent Survey as part of the DET 2015 School Survey, we are pleased to provide a summary of responses received from our professional staff.

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Recipe Book 2015

Our Recipe Book is ready and for sale. Printed by Footprint Printing, Mandurah and with special thanks to the City of Mandurah for their donation and support, the book encourages the joyful experience of cooking with your children. 

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Disability Workshop for Parents and Carers

Developmental Disability WA invites you to the first of a series of workshops that will provide you with the skills to help you plan and make choices for your child to support them to reach their potential and achieve the best possible outcome.

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HELP: Call for Canteen Volunteers

The School Canteen is a vital and highly valued component of school life for the Riverside Primary Schools. It is staffed by volunteers and due to recent changes, new volunteers are required. 

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RESC Staff Updated on OSH

 As part of the ongoing professional development activities regularly undertaken at Riverside Education Support Centre, the majority of staff attended a very informative onsite session about implementation of Occupational Safety and Health in the school environment. Some staff from Riverside PS were also able to attend.

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Calming Clothing - an idea to explore

Calming Clothing is a patented Therapeutic Clothing designed to help children with sensory processing disorders such as experienced by children with autism. 

It is also has many benefits for children with: 

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Equal Footingball - Join In - Its Free

Peel Regional Football Council invites boys and girls of all abilities or beginners to experience the Equal Footingball Division. Players need to be able to move unassisted around a small pitch, with concession available for walking frame or stick. 

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Reconciliation Day

Riverside ESC recognises Reconciliation Day with activities at the school. On the morning of the 26th May each class will participate in an activity aimed at giving the students an increased awareness of Aboriginal culture. This year, students will be invited to create a t-shirt design on paper.

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Welcome

Riverside Education Support Centre is a centre of excellence for the education and advancement of children with special learning difficulties. Being an Independent Public School conforming to the directions and guidance of the WA Department of Education, we take pride in the achievements of our students, the support and involvement of our community, and the teaching and care offered by our professional education team.

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RESC New Website Launch

Welcome to our new website. There is much to explore and we invite you to browse the various tabs and pages. Your feedback and suggestions will be valued and responded to.

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What's New

  • Greenfields Dental Therapy Clinic - School Holidays Closure

    The Greenfields Dental Therapy Centre will be closed for school holidays from Monday 25th Sept (Public Holiday) through to Friday 29th Sept.

    In case of EMERGENCY please call:

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  • RESC Administration Office Upgrade

    Dear Parents, Carers and members of the RESC Community,

    I am pleased to officially announce that our Administration Office upgrade will commence on the 11 September 2017.

    From that date access to the school office and front-of-school Disabled Parking bays will be limited by construction activities and hoarding around the work site. We will work with the builder to try to keep that disruption and non-access time to a minimum. Your patience and understanding during this time will be very much appreciated.

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  • Riverside Schools Trial 0-4 Playgroup: All Welcome

    Riverside ESC and Riverside PS are now offering a combined Riverside Community Playgroup for the 0-4 age group. The Playgroup commences Wednesday 16 August and runs from 9:00 to 10:30 AM. Parents and carers are welcome to introduce your child to the Playgroup, which will initially run for a 3-week trial period. (Inquiries: 9534 0328)