Kogarah High SchoolWelcome program  (designed by Equity Programs and Distance Education Directorate Multicultural Programs...
The Welcome ProgramPurpose of the program<br />To support newly arrived students from language backgrounds other than Engl...
The Welcome ProgramAims of the program<br /><ul><li>To help newly arrived students from language backgrounds other than En...
To assist staff to identify new students and assess, monitor and address their welfare and educational needs.
To help new students understand school expectations and their responsibilities.
To raise students’ awareness of their own strengths, skills and goals.
To support students in developing appropriate study and learning skills.
To make initial links with students’ parents/carers</li></ul>created by Pooja Verma ESL Teacher/Coordinator Kogarah High S...
The Welcome ProgramIntended Outcomes<br /><ul><li>Successful transition
Orientation to learning at high school
Increased understanding of high school routines and expectations
Connections formed with key high school staff
School networks within groups and with high school buddies
Feel welcomed and supported
Know how to ask for help
Decreased anxiety</li></ul>created by Pooja Verma ESL Teacher/Coordinator Kogarah High School<br />
The Welcome ProgramIdentifying students for the program<br />Students from refugee backgrounds<br />IEC students<br />Inte...
The Welcome ProgramWho is involved?<br />Deputy Principal<br />Head Teacher Support and Learning<br />ESL Teacher (High Sc...
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Kogarah High School Welcome Program

  1. 1. Kogarah High SchoolWelcome program (designed by Equity Programs and Distance Education Directorate Multicultural Programs Unit)<br />created by Pooja Verma ESL Teacher/Coordinator Kogarah High School<br />
  2. 2. The Welcome ProgramPurpose of the program<br />To support newly arrived students from language backgrounds other than English (LBOTE)(Refugee, ESL & International students) during their transition to high school.<br />created by Pooja Verma ESL Teacher/Coordinator Kogarah High School<br />
  3. 3. The Welcome ProgramAims of the program<br /><ul><li>To help newly arrived students from language backgrounds other than English develop relationships with key staff and students at their high school.
  4. 4. To assist staff to identify new students and assess, monitor and address their welfare and educational needs.
  5. 5. To help new students understand school expectations and their responsibilities.
  6. 6. To raise students’ awareness of their own strengths, skills and goals.
  7. 7. To support students in developing appropriate study and learning skills.
  8. 8. To make initial links with students’ parents/carers</li></ul>created by Pooja Verma ESL Teacher/Coordinator Kogarah High School<br />
  9. 9. The Welcome ProgramIntended Outcomes<br /><ul><li>Successful transition
  10. 10. Orientation to learning at high school
  11. 11. Increased understanding of high school routines and expectations
  12. 12. Connections formed with key high school staff
  13. 13. School networks within groups and with high school buddies
  14. 14. Feel welcomed and supported
  15. 15. Know how to ask for help
  16. 16. Decreased anxiety</li></ul>created by Pooja Verma ESL Teacher/Coordinator Kogarah High School<br />
  17. 17. The Welcome ProgramIdentifying students for the program<br />Students from refugee backgrounds<br />IEC students<br />International students<br />created by Pooja Verma ESL Teacher/Coordinator Kogarah High School<br />
  18. 18. The Welcome ProgramWho is involved?<br />Deputy Principal<br />Head Teacher Support and Learning<br />ESL Teacher (High School)<br />IEC Counsellor<br />Buddies (Peer Support)<br />created by Pooja Verma ESL Teacher/Coordinator Kogarah High School<br />
  19. 19. Program OutlineWeek 7: Identifying the students exiting to KHS<br />created by Pooja Verma ESL Teacher/Coordinator Kogarah High School<br />
  20. 20. The Welcome ProgramProgram Outline for the two days<br />The welcome program aims to provide students with coordinated support on enrolment and for a term following their enrolment in high school. <br />The recommended structure:<br />2 days of last week of each term (comprising of 7 sessions)<br />Additional follow up session in the following term.<br />created by Pooja Verma ESL Teacher/Coordinator Kogarah High School<br />
  21. 21. The Welcome ProgramProgram Outline<br />Day 1<br />Session 1Orientation to the high school<br />School tour <br />Introductions to key staff members in school<br />Session 2 High School Expectation<br />School expectations<br />School rules<br />Introduction to the school programs<br />School Uniform <br />Session 3 Getting Organised<br />School equipment<br />Homework survey<br />Term planner<br />Homework and study plan<br />Homework centre run at school<br />(please refer to the Welcome booklet)<br />created by Pooja Verma ESL Teacher/Coordinator Kogarah High School<br />
  22. 22. The Welcome ProgramProgram Outline<br />Day 1 (contd)<br />Session 4 Study and assessment<br />Homework and study<br />Different ways of learning<br />Improve your skills<br />Active study cards<br />Types of assessments (long and short)<br />Assessments task analysis<br />Session 5 Choices and pathways<br />NSW education system<br />Personal strengths<br />Short and long term goals<br />(please refer to the Welcome booklet)<br />created by Pooja Verma ESL Teacher/Coordinator Kogarah High School<br />
  23. 23. The Welcome ProgramProgram Outline<br />Day 2<br />School experience<br />Session 6 Challenges at high school<br />Scenarios<br />Possible solutions<br />Cyber bullying<br />Session 7 My journey so far<br />Dealing with stress<br />Student Evaluation <br />(please refer to the Welcome booklet)<br />created by Pooja Verma ESL Teacher/Coordinator Kogarah High School<br />
  24. 24. Program outline for the students- Day 1Students meet the ESL teacher in the Principals quad<br />created by Pooja Verma ESL Teacher/Coordinator Kogarah High School<br />
  25. 25. Program outline for the students- Day 1<br />created by Pooja Verma ESL Teacher/Coordinator Kogarah High School<br />
  26. 26. Program outline for the students- Day 2students meet the ESL teacher in the Principal’s quad<br />created by Pooja Verma ESL Teacher/Coordinator Kogarah High School<br />
  27. 27. Student Evaluation<br />created by Pooja Verma ESL Teacher/Coordinator Kogarah High School<br />
  28. 28. Some comments from students about the program<br />“I know some of my teachers now”<br />“program good. It let me know what should I do in class- get my equipment, rules in the class and not make noise”<br />“Raa video great, very funny, read book very important.”<br />“walking around the school, meeting new teachers very good”<br />‘getting organised session and expectations was very good”<br />created by Pooja Verma ESL Teacher/Coordinator Kogarah High School<br />
  29. 29. Challenges so far….<br /><ul><li>Time
  30. 30. Enrolment process took time
  31. 31. Sports selection took time
  32. 32. Liaising with the executive staff for time tables</li></ul>created by Pooja Verma ESL Teacher/Coordinator Kogarah High School<br />
  33. 33. The Welcome Program<br />Please have a look at the Welcome Booklet.<br />Any suggestion to improve the booklet are welcomed <br />created by Pooja Verma ESL Teacher/Coordinator Kogarah High School<br />
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