A City of Mandurah FaceBook page.
The page currently serves as a hub of relevant information regarding everything ‘access and inclusion’ during (and beyond) COVID-19. Parents may find some useful information at facebook.com/inclusivemandurah.
Note the forthcoming workshops for support workers and for people with intellectual disability. Both workshops run in October 2021.
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.
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.
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.
Please note, COVID-19 restrictions may have limited available services and the viability of some organisations to continue. Contact our school if you find the information below is no longer correct.
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 While we endeavour to keep this webpage up to date your willingness to notify the school of outdated items, link issues and possible sites for inclusion will be appreciated.
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.
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.
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.
The following learning and activity opportunities may be of interest to the Riverside ESC Community:
Mandurah Country Music Festival - October 22-23
The inaugural Mandurah Country Music Festival with some of Australia’s best artists is coming to Rushton Park. Country music, good vibes, camping chairs, an abundance of amusement rides, delicious bites from some WA’s best Food Trucks and affordable drinks. This family-friendly event will have a lineup that would rival even the most renowned country music festivals, featuring some of the most celebrated names in the Australian music scene.
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.