Our Lighthouse Program:
specific needs of children with visual, physical, hearing, intellectual or
speech and language disabilities, as well as those who have a diagnosis of ASD
are individually identified and catered for through the implementation of an
Individual Curriculum Plan ( ICP). This
plan may include academic goals in addition to social and/or emotional goals.
Students with Disabilities are offered a range of support programs and settings
depending on their particular needs and their identified goals drawn from their
Individual Curriculum Plans.
students can learn, grow and develop in the mainstream class fulltime with
minimal support, whilst others need support in the classroom or withdrawal to
quieter environments with smaller groups in order to succeed.
created the “Lighthouse” as the alternate classroom environment where students
work in smaller groups with teachers and teacher aides. In order to meet the specific and often wide
ranging needs of our SWDs the
“Lighthouse” Crew often request the professional input of occupational
therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language pathologists plus a range of
Advisory Visiting Teachers who have expertise in all areas of disability
Rob Symon, Yarrilee State School’s Guidance Officer, has
qualifications in guidance, counselling and psycho-educational assessment.
Rob’s role involves working with students and their parents or caregivers,
often in conjunction with teachers, specialist support personnel and other
community agencies, to identify factors that can be barriers to learning and
What does a School Chaplain do?
A School Chaplain is a safe person for young people to connect with
at school and provides a listening ear, caring presence, and a message of hope.
Chaplains run positive, fun activities for students and assist in fostering
supportive, caring school communities.
Working with other members of the school’s support team, the
Chaplain cares for students struggling with issues such as difficult
relationships with other children or family members, poor self-esteem, family
breakdown, and depression.
The partnership between the school and the Chaplaincy Service,
supported by local churches, businesses and community organisations, provides a
network of local support and assistance. These positive relationships help
young people to face difficult issues, and provide hope, connection, meaning,
The Chaplaincy Service is available to everyone in the school
community regardless of their religious beliefs. Participation is totally
voluntary and where spiritual content is involved, parent permission will
always be required.
Teaching ‘Religious Education’ is not part of the role of a school
Each year a consultative process is undertaken through the P&C
to determine the level of support for our chaplaincy service.
Any concerns about the school’s chaplaincy program should be
directed to the Principal.
Who is the Yarrilee School Chaplain?
The Yarrilee School Chaplain is Petrina Rowland. At school Petrina
attends school camps, assists in classrooms, runs programs that help students
develop social and life skills, and runs lunchtime programs. Students may be
referred to Chappy Trina on an individual basis for support in personal
matters. Parent permission will be required for ongoing support.
Chappy Trina is available at school on Thursday and Friday's.