Merimbula Public School, New South Wales

Michelle Hulme, Principal, Merimbula Public School, Merimbula, NSW, speaks about the school’s preparation for and experience of the 2013 Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability.
Merimbula Public School is a New South Wales Government primary school. It is located on the far south NSW Sapphire Coast, which is a holiday destination in a semi-rural location. Students are enrolled from kindergarten to year 6. The school’s student population in 2013 was more than 400. Merimbula Public School employs more than 30 staff members over the school year.
Michelle Hulme, talks about how her school prepared for the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability. She discusses teachers making professional judgements about including students in the data collection. Michelle outlines some of the professional development that her staff undertook. She speaks about some of the adjustments they make for their students with disability and provides a specific example about working with a student with a physical disability. Other topics covered in this Illustration of Practice include managing student information, working with parents and the advantages of the national data collection for the school.