About the Network
This network is for career and transition staff, leading teachers and anyone else interested from specialist schools in the North and West metropolitan region of Melbourne. The members come together to share information and resources to support young people with disabilities to pursue post school options that include further education and training, employment and leisure based activities in their local community.
The November 2017 meeting was held at the Brunswick Business Incubator (BBI). The day was filled with a range of presentations from specialist school members as well as DHHS. Warringa Park School presented on post school options, highlighting activities to engage parents in conversations, around transitions from school into employment pathways and educational opportunities.
In the afternoon, CTS hosted the professional development workshop in ‘Building and Sustaining Parent and Family Engagement Partnerships.’
In conclusion, the network established agenda topics and secured new committee members for 2018. The SSTN initiative builds capacity amongst specialist schools, offers professional development opportunities and is a vehicle to circulate information and share knowledge.
NW SSTN Planning Committee
CTS continues to work alongside the SSTN members to support the network to become self managed and self directed.
The SSTN Planning Committee meet prior to each meeting to develop the Agenda.
A Terms of Reference for the network is approved at the beginning of each year.
Sharing good practice, expertise and resources is a vital function of the network, as well as an opportunity to connect with other teachers. Members work together to select the themes for the meetings.
Date: Wednesday 21st February 2018
Time: 9.00am – 4.00pm
2018 Meeting Dates:
- Wednesday 21 February 2018
- Wednesday 2 May 2018
- Wednesday 1 August 2018
- Wednesday 24 October 2018