Lane Cove West Public School

Respect - Responsibility - Endeavour

Telephone02 9427 4743

Emaillanecovew-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Supporting our students

All NSW public school students have a right to an inclusive learning environment and to feel happy and safe at school.

Aboriginal student support

We are committed to closing the achievement gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. We know that we need to learn about, nurture and value the cultural identity of our Aboriginal students to help them be successful learners.

We welcome Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family members, parents and carers, and community members to our school so that we can get to know each other, learn about the local Aboriginal community and develop shared goals and plans for Aboriginal students.

The Aboriginal Education Policy confirms the NSW Department of Education’s commitment to improvement in educational outcomes and wellbeing for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Multicultural education

Our school welcomes students, families and community members from all cultural backgrounds. We appreciate difference and diversity. We aim to provide a culturally inclusive and responsive learning environment that benefits all students.

Our teaching and learning programs develop intercultural understanding, promote positive relationships and enable all students to participate as active Australian and global citizens. Our school fosters student wellbeing and community harmony by implementing anti-racism and anti-discrimination strategies that encourage engagement by parents and carers from all backgrounds.

The Multicultural Education Policy outlines the NSW Department of Education’s commitment to providing opportunities that enable all students to achieve equitable education and social outcomes and participate successfully in our culturally diverse society.

The Anti-Racism Policy confirms the department’s commitment to rejecting all forms of racial discrimination in NSW public schools and eliminating expressions of racism in its learning and working environments.

For more information, see:

Supporting English language learners

Learning English is essential for success at school and effective participation in Australian society. We can provide specialist support to help students learning English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D).

For more information, see: EAL/D education.

Supporting refugee students

Schools offer safety, support and security to help refugee students adjust to life in Australia and participate successfully in education. Targeted support strategies are provided to assist refugee students in NSW public schools.

For more information, see: Supporting refugee students.

Learning support

The school’s learning and support team plays a key role in ensuring we meet the specific needs of students with additional learning and support needs, including disability.

The team:

  • supports teachers in identifying and responding to the additional learning needs of students
  • facilitates and coordinates a whole-school approach to improving the learning outcomes of every student
  • coordinates planning processes and resourcing for students with additional learning and support needs
  • designs and implements the support required to build teacher capacity so that all students access quality learning
  • develops collaborative partnerships with the school, parents and carers as well as other professionals and the wider school community.

For more information on programs and services to help students with additional learning and support needs, visit Disability, learning and support

The school has a proactive Learning and Support Team (LST) which consists of the Principal, Deputy Principal, Learning and Support teacher and school counsellor. The LST meet every Thursday at lunch time with classroom teachers and Assistant Principals to discuss the learning, social, emotional and behavioural needs of students. Staff and/or parents can refer students to the LST.

Our school employs a learning and support teacher. This teacher is known as a LaST (Learning and Support Teacher) staff member. The teacher is employed for 3 days by the Department of Education 2 days is paid through funding from our P&C - Parents and Citizens association.

This teacher support students who are having difficulties with their learning in the areas of both Literacy and Numeracy. They work in classrooms with the teachers and also withdraw students for small group or individual support.

We are fortunate to have a successful Reading Support Program, with volunteers from within the school community and from the wider community, who give their time to listen to children read and support them in their learning on a regular basis. These Reading tutors develop a relationship with the students over the course of the year and the results show a marked improvement in the students' reading and self-confidence.

The school also employs 5 School Learning Support Officers (SLSOs) to support students K-6 in the classroom and in the playground.

All students academic needs are supported in the classroom through a differentiated curriculum.

Anti-bullying

Bullying of any kind is not acceptable in NSW schools.

The NSW anti-bullying website brings together information and resources for teachers, students, parents and carers. It provides information related to online safety and what you can do if your child has been bullied, witnessed bullying or been involved in bullying.

For more information on anti-bullying strategies for NSW public schools, see the department’s Bullying: Preventing and Responding to Student Bullying in Schools Policy.

For information on racial bullying and anti-racism education for NSW public schools, see: