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National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The Commonwealth and West Australian governments have announced an agreement for a nationally consistent but state-run National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Western Australia.

The following information has been collated from various sources to assist parents and carers of the Riverside ESC community. All information should be confirmed with your medical practitioner or current disability support contact.

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Our Community

Riverside Education Support Centre is part of a broad community that reaches across Mandurah and as far afield as Dwellingup, Pinjarra and Carcoola, although practicality limits enrolment to areas that can be serviced by the School Bus System or private transport.

The role of community is central to all schools, but is perhaps even more important for schools of children who require extra care. We therefore emphasise and encourage the child's whole community, imparting skills and knowledge that needs to be supported and upheld by every contributer to the child's wellbeing.

This emphasis on community is enabled by our community where you will find access to community resources and activities.

Useful Links for Parents and Caregivers

We list for your convenience information about several organisations that can assist families of children with disabilities. Inclusion of Organisations and Services on this list does not infer endorsement by Riverside ESC.

 

 4families  InclusionWA
 Access Mandurah  INKA
 Activ Library  Kalparrin
 Autism Association of Australia  Kidsport
 Cahoots  Kids Matter
 Cerebral Palsy  Manta Rays Swim Team
 Changing Places  Moving Home Tips
 Colour Blindness  National Disability Association
 Communicable Diseases - Department of Health  Play 2 Talk
 Create a Home to Thrive In  Raising Children Network
 Comprehensive Children's Health Guide  Riding for the Disabled
 Depression  School Age Therapy Services
 Developmental Disability WA (DDWA)  Sensory Friendly Flicks
 Directions Disability Support Services  Sesame Street and Autism
 Disability Services Corporation  Starkick
 Down Syndrome WA  Student Wellbeing Hub
 Equal Footingball League  The Hub
 Guide to Birth Injuries  Vision Australia
  Immunisation  W.A. Disable Sports Association
 Inclusive Mandurah  XYY Syndrome

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General Links

The following information and  links are provided for the benefit of the whole school community. While we endeavour to keep this webpage up to date your willingness to notify the school of outdated items, link issues and possible sites for inclusion will be appreciated.

 Airports, Travel & Special Needs Travel  Garden-to-Plate Project
 Asthma Australia  Headspace Mandurah
 Children's Global Hygiene Foundation  Inclusive Mandurah
 City of Mandurah  Independent Living Centre
 Clan WA  Interchange
 Community First  Little Atheletics - Peel District
 Cyber Safety  MAN - Healthier directions for males
 CYDA  Ngala Parenting
 Daisy  Rivers Regional Council
 DET   Riverside Primary School
 Fairbridge Village  Stay Smart Online
    VacSwim

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Funding for Disability

The Community Living and Participation Grants are managed by National Disability Services WA (NDS WA) and supported by Lotterywest.

Applications are made on behalf of individuals or groups of individuals by either:

  • An unincorporated community group that has a bank account in its name and holds regular meetings; or
  • An incorporated not for profit organisation.

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Provision (CAEP)

The Community Aids and Equipment Program (CAEP) of the Disability and Services Commission (DSC) provides an equitable, accessible and consistent state-wide scheme for the provision of equipment and home modifications to benefit people with a long-term disability living at home in the community.

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Sports - Get Involved

Young people, regardless of whether they have a disability or not, enjoy their sporting experiences in the same way. There are physical, mental and emotional benefits for children with disability who participate in physical activity. These include but are not limited to, promotion of fitness, increased self-esteem and a great confidence boost.

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Mandurah and Regional Events

The following learning and activity opportunities may be of interest to the Riverside ESC Community:

2020

Crab Fest

Crab Fest is the largest free regional community event in Western Australia and will be held on 14 and 15 March, 2020 attracting over 100,000 locals and visitors to the City of Mandurah. The event showcases the lifestyle, location, culture and talent that makes Mandurah so unique. Of course, Crab Fest would not be Crab Fest without a celebration of the native blue manna crab!

When: Saturday, 14 March 2020 from 10am – 8.30pm, Sunday, 15 March 2020 from 10am – 5pm

Information: crabfest.com.au

Note: This is a smoke-free, alcohol-free, pet-free event.

School Watch

School Watch is a partnership between the WA Police and the Department of Education aimed at protecting our schools from vandalism, theft and damage.

Who to contact:

School Watch: 1800 177 777

Police:  131 444

Security Monitoring Centre:  9264 4632

When you contact School Watch, Department security officers can quickly attend schools in the metropolitan area. The Police will attend if called.

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What's New

  • COVID-19 Update - Gates Open for Parents and Carers

    As WA continues to demonstrate success with the management of COVID-19, the State Government has authorised a relaxing of certain restrictions from today, some of which apply to our school. We welcome the opportunity to reconnect face-to-face with parents and carers, while staying mindful that the virus is not eradicated but well managed. Sound health and hygience practices must continue.

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  • Parent Session: Understanding and Managing Children's Anxiety

    Rockingham's KEYS (Kwinana Early Years Service), formed to deliver an integrated range of early years (0-12) services that will empower parents, carers and children to achieve positive life outcomes, will provide a free information session for parents and carers with children up to 12 years of age. By participating in this session, parents and guardians will be equipped to better support their children through anxious times.

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  • Noongar Season of Makuru

    There is much to learn about how our local environment responds to the changing seasons by learning more about the Noongar people's seasonal calendar. Their information is derived from the accumulated experience of more than 45,000 years of continuous living in Australia's south west. During June and July we journey through the Season of Makuru.

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  • Canteen Menu Update

    The Canteen Winter Menu (pdf file) is now online.

    For more details about the Canteen, click here.