Kalinda School

Growing and Achieving

Telephone02 6962 3271


Support services

School counsellor service

The school counselling service exists in Government schools for the benefit of all students and their families who need assistance with any learning, behavioural or emotional problems.  School Counsellors are qualified, experienced teachers who have had additional counselling qualifications.  The school counsellor also works with teachers to develop programs that will cater for the specific needs of the student.  Requests for counselling assistance may come from teachers, parents, carers or students.

Therapy services

The Department of Ageing, Disability & Home Care (ADHC) and The Cerebral Palsy Alliance provides students with services in speech therapists, physiotherapy and occupational therapy. The therapists work in consultation with the teaching staff and families carrying out assessments and developing programs. Referrals are made after consultation with the parents or guardians.  A student must be registered as a client in order to access these services.

Itinerant support services

Specialist assistance is available for students with hearing or visual impairments and also for students in their senior years in preparation for a successful transition to adult life.

Financial hardship

If your family is experiencing financial hardships and is finding it difficult to cover the cost of excursions or other activities please contact the Principal.

Individual education program

Every student has an Individual Education Program (IEP) based on priorities developed by school staff in consultation with parents and guardians and other relevant personnel.  Programs may include the development of academic, leisure, vocational and independent living skills. Where relevant, the across curriculum issues of communication, behaviour management, health care and physical management may also be included.

Transition education program

When students reach secondary school age, a Transition Education Plan is developed to provide a coordinated approach to the provision of services and resources in order to prepare students for a successful transition to adult living and adult life roles.  For some students Work Experience placements and participation in TAFE courses may be appropriate for inclusion in the transition program.


It is our responsibility to best meet the needs of each student and to structure activities to meet those assessed needs. To achieve this, students may be included in other classes within the school.  Opportunities also exist for inclusion in classes at Griffith Public and Griffith High Schools