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Enrolment

Enrolment is considered on a case-by-case basis. We prefer children to have a full assessment at Seabrook McKenzie Centre prior to enrolling. If you have other assessments you feel would be suitable please contact us to discuss further. The final decision on a child’s enrolment is made once we can determine if JSMS is the best place for the child.

School hours

9.00am – 2.30pm

Lunch half hour break

Our finish time is 2.30pm,  recognising families can have children at other schools to collect at 3pm.

At times, we will request parents collect their children from alternative locations when attending school trips.

Homework

Students have homework allocated each day, generally practising their sight words, reading book and spelling. We do however appreciate some students find school is enough for them and homework then becomes challenging. Homework is never enforced, only encouraged.

School Uniform

Light blue polo shirt. Navy blue shorts or track-pants. Navy blue sweatshirt.

These items can be purchased at The Warehouse, K-Mart and Postie Plus.Our school emblem is sold at the office: 3 for $9, to be sewn onto the polo shirt and sweatshirt.

Stationery

Stationery is provided to your child by the school, costs will be invoiced with your child’s account. The only extra requirement is a ring binder and dividers.

Parent Facebook Page

Our current parents run a Facebook page to keep up to date with school trips, organise car-pooling and general information sharing. This is a private page for current parents only.

Assessment and Reporting

Twice a year – Term 2 & 4, students will receive a written report detailing their progress within each subject. Term 1 & 3, parents have the opportunity to meet with their child’s teacher for parent interviews.

End of year concert

At the end of the school year, students will perform a concert for parents, grandparents and friends, this is followed by a shared lunch and our traditional water fight on the last day of school.

 

Letter of recommendation for Jean Seabrook Memorial School.

My son Kaden attended Jean Seabrook for 5 years of primary schooling, age 8yrs until he was 13yrs old.  Kaden has ASD and a range of specific learning disabilities.

When Kaden started at JSMS his behaviour was difficult.  He struggled socially, making friends, copying others difficult behaviours and struggled to regulate his mood.  Academically Kaden had very little abilities; he could not write any letters or read any words.  His speech was limited and his understanding was very much unknown.  Both his Dad and I felt concerned about how he was going to progress and if he would ever be able to self-manage and regulate his emotions.

Kaden spent his first 3 ½ years at JSMS in room 1 with Mary as his primary teacher.  I felt Mary not only knew the best way to teach Kaden academically but also had a deep understanding of Kaden’s extra needs.  Mary spent a great deal of time working with Kaden and offered him patience, understanding and no judgement for his behaviour.   Academically Kaden started to understand letter sounds, form letters and read basic words. 

When Kaden moved to room 2 at the beginning of 2018 his behaviour had improved greatly and he was self-managing well.  Alison had great success with Kaden’s learning.  I can see he has made a great deal of progress again academically since moving into room 2.  Alison also had high expectations of Kaden in his self-management and his speech.  This was helpful for Kaden and has helped him progress in these areas.

I would recommend Jean Seabrook Memorial School to any parent wanting a better education and understanding for their child struggling with specific learning disabilities.

Regards,

Tracey Formosa