From Primary to Secondary School workshop 2018

If you are thinking about secondary school options, this workshop will give you the resources to make an informed decision about your child’s future education.

Saturday 18th August 
11am–1pm


Down Syndrome Victoria office
18 / 71 Victoria Cresent, Abbotsford
Parking is available

Registration fees

Members - $11 per person 
Non Members - $21 per person

Who is this workshop for?

Parents and carers of young people with Down syndrome who are in Years 4, 5 or 6 of primary school

Aims & objectives

  • Identify goals and a vision for your child’s schooling
  • Learn about schooling systems and options (mainstream and specialist)
  • Explore the factors to consider in this process
  • Learn about the enrolment and funding process
  • Develop strategies to navigate the transition to secondary.

Registration and payment options

1. Fax or email the completed form below to (03) 9486 9601 or info@dsav.asn.au
2. Call our office 1300 658 873 and pay over the phone with your credit card.

RSVP by Monday, August 13


Facilitators

Sheree O’Connor

Education Support Specialist -  Down Syndrome Victoria

Sheree is an experienced primary school teacher who has worked in mainstream classroom environments and in the coordination and delivery of learning support programs. She has also provided advocacy and support for children and families to assist in meeting the educational and social needs of students. Sheree’s previous role was as Education Coordinator with the Ronald McDonald Learning Program (RMLP), providing professional support and information to students with special needs or a serious illness, their schools and families. Sheree joined the Education Support Team at Down Syndrome Victoria in January 2016.

Tania Hume

Education Support Specialist -  Down Syndrome Victoria

Tania is an experienced teacher who has worked in both primary and secondary schools. She has worked as a Learning Development teacher for students who faced specific learning difficulties in a secondary school setting. Tania’s previous role was as Education Coordinator with the Ronald McDonald Learning Program providing professional support and information to students with special needs or a serious illness, their schools and families. Tania has post graduate qualifications in Special Education (Specific Learning Difficulties) and a Graduate Diploma in psychology. She is committed to supporting all students in reaching their potential. Tania joined the education team at Down Syndrome Victoria in May 2018.