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Auskick Program for Students with Disabilities a Hit!

Kilparrin students participated in a disability specific Auskick program run by the SANFL during Term 2, 2017.

The SANFL have stated that "the program for children with a disability has proven to be such a success that it could be rolled out across South Australia"!

Through the weekly coaching program our students were supported to learn the skills of the game through appropriately modified activities and play football in a fun and safe environment .

 

 

credit: https://au.news.yahoo.com/video/watch/36289385/auskick-program-for-disabled-kids-a-winner/

 

Implementing Four Blocks Approach to Literacy at Kilparrin

In 2012 Jane Farrall became the Kilparrin Educator-in-Residence. This has been a stimulating and exciting learning experience. Jane continues to work with all class teachers and all learners in regard to literacy development. She is also working with all learners who are not already clients of another support service, e.g. Novita to support communication development. Jane is also a resource and support for staff who are creating resources for literacy and communication development. These resources are both high technology (for use on Interactive White Boards, Computers and iPads) and low technology (Flip chart, paper and object based).

Jane’s four days a session at Kilparrin are full. She is a remarkable resource for the school and the staff are making the best use possible of her time. She is very generous with her contributions to our learning and has offered advice in developing the computer system capacity across the school with a view to the future.

Every Literacy lesson has four components – The Four Blocks- they are Guided Reading, Self Selected reading, Writing tasks and Working with words.

 

Read more about Kilparrin’s journey here.

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ISAAC Award 2013

International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication - Australia Awards 2013

Every two years, ISAAC -Australia recognizes those people who are making a difference in the world of AAC, and the places that are supporting them to do so.

This year at the 2013 AGOSCI Conference Kilparrin won the The School/Organisation Award – This award is for a school or organization that has shown outstanding recognition and acceptance of AAC for someone who learns, works or participates there.

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Disability is no barrier to adventurous play

A new playground which opened in the city’s north-west in December last year, has been given the tick of approval by a group of children with hearing, vision and physical impairments.

More than 20 children from Kilparrin Teaching and Assessment School were invited to preview the Bonython Park Activity Hub on December 12, 2012, to test-drive the play equipment; including a 25 metre flying-fox, wheel-chair accessible merry-go-round and giant mouse wheel.

See more at Inside Adelaide - Adelaide City Council Online Newsletter

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