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Students with Diverse Needs

Diversity is a term that can have many different meanings all of which are acknowledged and respected and may encompass difference based on disability, gender, language, ethnicity, health status, economic status, religion, age, life-style and other forms of difference.

The Student Services team works in collaboration with AISNSW member schools to assist in addressing the needs  of students whom may require additional planning, support and adjustments arising from:

  • disability
  • additional learning support academic/curriculum
  • additional learning support for behaviour/social emotional development
  • mental health concerns
  • gender identity and gender expression
  • or a combination of the above
Government Priorities

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD)

The national data collection is designed to complement and reinforce the legislative requirements that apply to all Australian schools and education institutions under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) and the Disability Standards for Education 2005 (DSE). All schools and approved authorities for schools in Australia participate in the NCCD annually. 

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) including Post School Supports

The annual school leaver eligibility assessment process is for students with disability who wish to be assessed to test their eligibility for post school supports under the NDIS. NSW education sectors will provide all year 12 school leavers with disability the option to participate in the 2017 school leaver assessment process.


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Contact Us
Margaret McKay
Division Head: Student Services
Lisa Ridings
Senior Assistant Division Head: Student Services
Elizabeth Maher
Education Consultant: Student Services
Leanne Woodley
Education Consultant: Student Services
Sue Cairns
Education Consultant: Student Services
Tim Connell
Education Consultant: Student Services