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Student services and support programs

There is a great deal of support in place for our Sarina students and the Sarina community.

Sarina State School is supported by the Sarina District Chaplaincy committee. We are lucky to have a team of Chaplains that support our school, visiting on different days and bringing with them different skills, talents and interests. Best of all - students at Sarina State School have extra people on staff that they can call a friend, call on for pastoral care or to just have a chat too. Parents and the community also benefit from our Chaplaincy service. For more information about our Chaplains, visit our school office and ask to go to our Chaplains office.

Sarina State School has a Guidance officer. The Guidance officer is available to discuss with parents and students any issues that they would like to talk about in complete confidentiality. Please contact the school office to make an appointment with Karen Chase our Guidance officer.

At Sarina State School, the support teacher for literacy and numeracy assist with planning, preparation and delivery of effective learning & teaching programs for identified students to improve their learning outcomes, with a focus on literacy and numeracy.

Students are identified through examination of:

  • System Data such as NAPLAN.
  • Data from One School.
  • Needs reported by parents at enrolment interview.   
  • Internal monitoring.
  • Social Justice Procedures.

We support class teachers and individual students and their families by:

  • Collating and disseminating student information.
  • Co-operative teaching with identified classes.
  • Targeting resourcing according to the School Improvement Agenda.
  • Management and allocation of teacher aide time to support individuals/groups/classes.
  • Plan & resource individual programs in special circumstances.
  • Documentation of intervention with students requiring additional support.

Our indigenous teacher aides, operate our culture room and supports indigenous students with their literacy and numeracy development. She also plays a role in teaching all students about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.