19 – 39 Landy Road, Jacana Victoria 3047

Jacana School for Autism

(03) 9309 6258

jacana.school@education.vic.gov.au

19 – 39 Landy Road

Jacana Victoria 3047

8:00am - 4:30pm

Monday to Friday

(03) 9309 6258

jacana.school@education.vic.gov.au

19 – 39 Landy Road

Jacana Victoria 3047

07:30 - 17:00

Monday to Friday

Student Engagement and Wellbeing

Jacana School for Autism is committed to providing a safe, secure and stimulating learning environment for all students.  We understand that students reach their full potential only when they are happy, healthy and safe, and that a positive school culture, where student participation is encouraged and valued, helps to engage students and support them in their learning. Our school acknowledges that student wellbeing and student learning outcomes are closely linked.

The Multi-Tired Support System 9MTSS) framework interlinks with JSA’s SW-PBS Framework, supporting staff to utilise evidence-based practices to ensure every student receives the appropriate level of support, instructions and adjustments.  This Framework represents the level of supports students and staff require. As supports increase, specific staff are allocated to identify, implement and monitor practices.

Student Transition Co-ordinator

The STC supports the transitions processes across the school. The STC develops networks and partnerships with outside agencies to strengthen the provision of programs across the school.  Moreover, the work of the STC is central to building and maintaining continuity of care for students and their families, by ensuring ongoing engagement with the school and school community and facilitating assistance with relevant services.

The part time STC works closely with the Student Careers and Transition support staff to support students as they transition to Jacana School for Autism from pre-school, between Jacana School for Autism and mainstream schools and from Jacana School for Autism to post-school destinations.

The STC role includes:

  • Student Enrolment
  • Integration
  • Community Learning Hub Meetings
  • Early Intervention
  • Transition to Post School options

Please contact Natalie Conboy for more information

Email:  natalie.conboy@education.vic.gov.au

 

Primary Sub School Leader

The Primary Sub School Leader, leads and manages the day to day operations of the sub school . Their role is to improve the skill, knowledge and performance of the teaching and is responsible for coordinating a number of staff to achieve improvements in teaching and learning.

The Primary Sub School Leader guides classroom teams to implement tier 1 support strategies consistently and with fidelity as the baseline for disengagement and distress intervention.  They also assist with navigating through school systems designed to support student engagement, facilitate use of using relevant documentation to support student engagement and wellbeing and provide advice or recommendations when required.

Please contact Rachael Macmillan for more information

Email: Rachael.Macmillan@education.vic.gov.au

 

Middle Year Sub School Leader

The Middle Years Sub School Leader, leads and manages the day to day operations of the sub school . Their role is to improve the skill, knowledge and performance of the teaching and is responsible for coordinating a number of staff to achieve improvements in teaching and learning.

The Middle Years Sub School Leader also guides classroom teams to implement tier 1 support strategies consistently and with fidelity as the baseline for disengagement and distress intervention.  They also assist with navigating through school systems designed to support student engagement, facilitate use of using relevant documentation to support student engagement and wellbeing and provide advice or recommendations when required.

Please contact Linda Wakeling for more information

Email: Linda.Wakeling@education.vic.gov.au

 

Secondary Sub School Leader

The Secondary Sub School Leader, leads and manages the day to day operations of the sub school. Their role is to improve the skill, knowledge and performance of the teaching and is responsible for coordinating a number of staff to achieve improvements in teaching and learning.

The Secondary Sub School Leader also guides classroom teams to implement tier 1 support strategies consistently and with fidelity as the baseline for disengagement and distress intervention.  They also assist with navigating through school systems designed to support student engagement, facilitate use of using relevant documentation to support student engagement and wellbeing and provide advice or recommendations when required.

Please contact Corinne Pupillo for more information

Email: pupillo.corinne@education.vic.gov.au

 

Learning Specialist (Tier II)

In recognition of the importance of exemplary teaching practice for improved student learning outcomes, the key roles of the Learning Specialist may include but are not limited to:

  • Build staff capacity through coaching and mentoring to deliver effective teaching using high-impact teaching and learning strategies including SW-PBS and Autism Teaching and Learning Strategies at a Tier II level. (0.5)
  • Modelling exemplary classroom practice including through teaching demonstration lessons across the school
  • Providing evidence-based feedback to teaching staff to inform their effectiveness and development
  • Providing expert advice about the content, processes and strategies that will shape individual and school professional learning

Please contact Ashlie Hassall and Shannon Thompson for more information

Ashlie Hassall Email: Ashlie.hassall@education.vic.gov.au

Shannon Thompson email: Shannon.Thompson2@education.vic.gov.au

 

Learning Specialist (Tier III)

  • Demonstrate high-level expertise in teaching and learning practice outside the classroom
  • Build staff capacity through coaching and mentoring to deliver effective teaching using targeted SW-PBS and Autism Teaching and Learning Strategies at an individual Tier III level.
  • Provide support and advice to minimise risks and ensure a safe learning environment is maintained. When immediate support and assistance is required, they will receive a call from the JSA Emergency Number.

Please contact Dan Moloney for more information

Email:  Daniel.Moloney@education.vic.gov.au