School-wide Approaches to Supporting EAL/D Students and Families

31st March, 2021 @ 9:00 am


31/03/2021 - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


EAL/D students represent a growing population in Independent schools, prompting schools to consider how best to support these students and their families. Clear whole-school practice regarding enrolment, communication, shared understanding, language learning and access to the curriculum is necessary.

This two-hour workshop will assist school leaders and their staff in determining best practice within their school context. Topics covered include:


  • What information should I seek and how is it obtained?
  • How do I best engage in open and supportive conversation?
  • What supports are available for families?
  • What additional information might be relevant for new arrival and refugee families?

Assessment and monitoring of language

  • What tools and resources are available?
  • What professional learning is available for staff?

Inclusive Practice

  • What does inclusion look like for EAL/D students?
  • Advice within the Australian Curriculum to support rigour and engagement for EAL/D students.


Target audience: Teachers and leaders with responsibility for supporting EAL/D students and families

Delivery mode: face to face

Presenter: Melisa Symonds, AISSA



Due to current COVID-19 restrictions the AISSA is required to enforce set limits on the number of attendees for this event based on social distancing and maximum density rules.  To secure your place please complete the registration as attendance at the AISSA office without a confirmed place may result in being turned away if the event is at capacity.

For registration enquiries please contact Rae Dawkins.

There is no on-site parking available.  For parking options please refer to the parking map.  Tram stop #1 Greenhill Road is a 6-minute walk away.


Bookings are closed for this event.