School Support Services
Tylden Primary School offers a variety of support services that cater for individual student needs and ensure optimum student learning and wellbeing.
- Literacy support programs including Reading Recovery
Our students’ progress in all grades is monitored closely by teachers throughout the year. Targeted intervention is put in place where necessary in literacy and numeracy. Reading Recovery is offered to Grade 1 students in need of additional assistance. This highly regarded program provides 20 weeks of one to one assistance for 30 minutes per day. Teachers of this program participate in on-going contact during the year to ensure the best outcomes for students. Other students may participate in small group intervention as needed.
- Extension Programs
The school offers a differentiated classroom program that caters for all abilities. Extension programs are offered across different areas of the curriculum including the Arts, Literacy and Numeracy. The school participates in the Tournament of the Minds and the State Schools’ Spectacular annually. Special extension programs may be developed within the school or offered in conjunction with external agencies.
- Out of School Hours Care (OSHC)
The school operates an Out of School Hours Care program after school every day between the hours of 3:30 and 6:00 pm. The service is managed by the Tylden Primary School Council and has very reasonable costs to parents.
- Speech Pathology
A qualified Speech Pathologist is available through a referral to Student Support Services. The Speech Pathologist can conduct full speech assessments and deliver a program to support students with speech and language issues. Each child’s individual program includes regular home activities designed to support the work of the Speech Pathologist in each consultation and maximise the impact of the assistance.
- Educational Psychologists
Children can be referred to an Educational Psychologist for assessment. The psychologist can assist with the development of individual learning and behaviour plans and advise on applications for support through the Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD).
- School Nurse
The school nurse conducts Prep assessment every year for the children who are commencing school. The nurse is also available for assessments on request for students from other year levels. At Tylden PS, our school nurse conducts the Preparation for Puberty Program for Grade 6 students and the biennial Mother-Daughter and Father-Son information eveningss.
- Head Lice Monitoring Program
Trained Division 1 nurses conduct periodic whole-school head- lice checks. The dates for checks are publicised through the newsletter and all children who are checked receive a confidential note indicating whether head lice have been detected. There is an expectation that children who are infected with head lice will be treated immediately, and again after 7 days to ensure the infection has been controlled.
There are two free bus services that may be used by Tylden PS students who live in Spring Hill and East Trentham. The bus services are run by the Department of Transport and administered by the Bus Coordinator at Kyneton Secondary College. The school will advise if students are likely to be eligible for free bus transport. Maps of the routes are available at the office.