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- Created on Friday, 17 December 2010
- Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 November 2012
Students with special circumstances may be eligible to enrol in SIDE's Referral Program.
The Referral Program is coordinated by SIDE’s School Psychologists and is designed to provide support to students from Years P-12 who are genuinely unable to attend school due to:
- severe medical/chronic health problems
- severe mental health issues
- a pregnancy or parenting responsibilities
- other special cases
On making an enquiry to the Referral Program, information is gathered about the student and eligibility is determined.
Generally, to be eligible for the Referral Program there must be :
- a demonstrated reason why a student is not able to attend a regular school
- a plan in place to address the difficulty (eg ongoing counselling/treatment/intervention).
Supporting documentation is required to substantiate the nature of the condition.
Enrolment in the Referral Program is not considered to be a long term alternative to a regular school. Enrolments are reviewed regularly to determine eligibility.
The role of SIDE School Psychologists is to:
- case manage the student’s SIDE enrolment
- monitor and review student progress
- provide counselling and support
- liaise with other agencies as required
- assist with the return to a school or program (where appropriate).
Contact SIDE’s School Psychologists on 9242 6300 to discuss eligibility to enrol in the Referral Program.
Once your application to enrol in the Referral Program has been approved, download the Enrolment Form Referral 2013 (78.66 kB)
The final decision regarding eligibility is made by the Principal of the SIDE Secondary School in consultation with Central Office and Regional Education Office personnel.