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Achievement Independence Respect
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Website: www.canningtonesc.wa.edu.au

        Welcome to Cannington Community Education Support Centre

I would like to extend a warm welcome to you on behalf of Cannington Community Education Support Centre
(CCESC), a secondary school that caters for 140 students. Students in years 7-10 attend the Cannington
Community College (CCC) site and students in years 11-12 attend the Sevenoaks Senior College (SSC) site.
CCESC is part of the broader Cannington Education precinct, located near Cannington train station.

As an Independent Public School, we provide an authentic curriculum tailored to the needs and aspirations of
each student and foster partnerships with the broader community to ensure our students leave school well
placed for the future.
We pride ourselves on our dedicated team of exceptional teachers, education assistants and support staff.

I hope you find the information contained within to be helpful and informative as you consider your child’s
educational needs. Please feel free to arrange an appointment if you require any other information.

Andrew Wilson
Principal (B.Psych,M.Ed)

                                         We are here to help!

            Andrew Wilson            Jessica Bates           Angela Whittington             Pam Cave
              Principal             Deputy Principal          Deputy Principal      Student Services Manager

           Tanya Buchan              Sue Graham                 Lisa Benstead            Glenda Reid
        Manager of Corporate       Corporate Services         Corporate Services      Lead Education Assistant
          Services (MCS)                 Officer                   Officer
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Table of Contents
Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer .............. 2
Assemblies ............................................................. 2
Attendance .............................................................. 2
Breakfast club ......................................................... 2
Bus service ............................................................. 2
Canteen .................................................................. 2
Chaplain .................................................................. 2
Companion card ..................................................... 2
Communication with teachers ................................ 3
Curriculum .............................................................. 3
Email address ......................................................... 3
Emergency contact information .............................. 3                          School Bus Services
Enrolments .............................................................. 3
Excursions .............................................................. 3
Health care/Medications ......................................... 3
Illness ...................................................................... 3
Infectious diseases ................................................. 4
Finance ................................................................... 4
Late for school ........................................................ 4
Leaving the school grounds during the day ............ 4
Library ..................................................................... 4
Media ...................................................................... 4
P&C Association ..................................................... 4
Parking .................................................................... 5
Policies.................................................................... 5
Positive behaviour support ..................................... 5
Postal address ........................................................ 5
Psychologist ............................................................ 5
Public Holidays 2021 .............................................. 6
ASDAN with iPads .................................................. 6
Recess and lunchtime activities ............................. 6
Reporting ................................................................ 6
Regional Education Office ...................................... 6
School Board .......................................................... 6
School Business Plan 2019-2022 ........................... 6
School Hours/Office Hours ..................................... 7                      Looking after the hens
SmartRider cards .................................................... 7
Staffing .................................................................... 7
Stationery lists ........................................................ 8
Student Support ...................................................... 8
Term Dates 2021 .................................................... 8
Therapy ................................................................... 8
Travel Training ........................................................ 8
Uniforms................................................................ 10
Unique Student Identifier (USI) ............................. 12
Valuables .............................................................. 12
Values ................................................................... 12

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If you need help with your application, please
                                                           make an appointment with Mrs Sue Graham on
Aboriginal and Islander                                     9351 2480
Education Officer
                                                           The school has its own Toyota Hiace as well as
The School has the services of an AIEO, Mr Norm            access to a larger 24 seater Fuso bus.
Gardner, for two days a week. Currently he works
with the student services team and liaises with our
families. Aboriginal Studies is a key part of our          Canteen
curriculum. You can contact Mr Gardner for an              The Middle School is open Monday to Friday,
appointment.                                               before school, at recess and lunch. It is run by the
                                                           P&C who are always looking for volunteers. We
Assemblies                                                 are a healthy eating school and following the
                                                           Healthy Food and Drink School Guidelines. The
A whole school assembly occurs at the end of               menu is available and orders can be made online
each term. Please refer to the school calendar or          at www.myschoolconnect.com.au/canningtoncc
newsletter for the dates, times and location.
Parents are welcome to attend the assemblies and           The Sevenoaks Café operates between 8:00am
celebrate the students’ achievements for the term          and 2:00pm Monday to Friday.
with the school community.
                                                           CCESC supports a healthy lifestyle and healthy
                                                           eating habits for students. Parents/caregivers are
Attendance                                                 encouraged to provide balanced, healthy snacks
Students are required by the School Education Act          and lunches. We discourage lollies, potato chips,
1999 to attend school every day that the school is         packaged snacks and drinks high in sugar and
open. If a student is absent, a legal guardian is          caffeine.
required to notify the school of the reason for the
student’s absence as soon as possible either in            Students are encouraged to eat fruit or vegetables
writing or as follows:                                     and drink water during the day to assist with
                                                           physical and mental performance and
        Middle School  9351 2480                          concentration. Every student has their own school
        Senior School  6235 7296                          drink bottle.
        SMS           0437 808 340
A medical certificate is required for two (2)              Chaplain
consecutive days of absence.
                                                           The school has funded a full time chaplain via
                                                           Youth Care. The chaplain, Mr Justin van der
Breakfast club                                             Westhuizen, provides pastoral care support to staff
The school chaplain organises the Breakfast Club           and students and is not affiliated with any
and offer students the opportunity to have a chat,         particular church. Mr van der Westhuizen is
with healthy food to eat, before starting the school       heavily involved in our student services program
day. Please remember that students should NOT              and attends camps and school functions.
arrive at school earlier than 8:15am as there is no
staff supervision before this time. The Club is free       Companion card
and proudly supported by Foodbank.
                                                           Students may be eligible for a companion card.
                                                           The companion card is for people with a significant
Bus service                                                and permanent disability, who require attendant
The school has five buses currently serving the            care support to participate at community venues
school which are run by the Public Transport               and activities and will always need a high level of
Authority.                                                 care to get to community based activities. These
                                                           cards are particularly useful when staff accompany
Parents/carers wishing to apply for transport              students on excursions as it provides free tickets.
assistance, especially bus access, should log on to        For further information, telephone the companion
the following website:                                     card information line on Free call
www.schoolbuses.wa.gov.au                                  1800 617 337 or www.wacompanioncard.org.au

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he or she may be eligible to enrol, as well as
Communication with teachers                               explaining the process. A request for approval for
                                                          enrolment in an education support facility form will
The school utilises person centred planning
                                                          need to be completed.
principles when developing student plans. We
encourage parents/carers to maintain an active
role in the development of these plans and the            Excursions
ongoing education of their child. Teachers are            Students often attend excursions outside the
available to discuss your child's progress                school grounds to further develop transferring of
throughout the term. To schedule a meeting with a         skills taught in the classroom. This greatly assists
teacher, please contact the school office. Each           in the students’ transition from school to the
class has a CONNECT page for easy email                   broader community, promoting 'lifelong learning'.
access.                                                   A permission form is sent home before an
        Middle School  9351 2480                         excursion and parents/carers must sign the form
        Senior School  6235 7296                         before the excursion date. Please see the class
                                                          teacher for more details.

Curriculum                                                Health care/Medications
CCESC is a well-resourced, specialist secondary
school that offers students a range of exciting           Medical information is collected via the school
programs that cater to the individual students'           student health care summary, which is completed
interests, strengths and needs. General                   when the student is enrolling at the school and
capabilities are an integral part of the Australian       updated yearly. This information is used by staff to
Curriculum through a focus on Literacy, Numeracy,         create the student's health care plan. Common
Information and Communication Technology (ICT)            health plans include but are not limited to, asthma,
and Personal and Social Capability.                       diabetes, anaphylaxis, epilepsy and allergies. As a
                                                          requirement of attending school camps and some
We run the School Curriculum and Standards                excursions, medical information is requested for
Authority (SCSA) courses including Preliminary            use by the supervising staff. Forms are distributed
and Foundation courses in English, Mathematics,           as required.
Health and Physical Outdoor Education, Business
Management and Enterprise and Food Science.               Any change in the medical condition of a student
                                                          must be documented and given to the school.
We also deliver endorsed programs in ASDAN,
Duke of Edinburgh Award, Department of Fire and           The medication instruction form needs to be signed
Emergency Services Cadets, Coaching Young                 by the prescribing doctor.
People for Success and Workplace Learning.                The school needs a signed form if a student
In the senior school students have the opportunity        requires medication administered at school.
to engage in Vocational Education and Training
courses (VET) which are delivered at school as a          Illness
certificate based course or as part of a School           Accidents or illness: Students who feel unwell
Based Traineeship linked to the workplace learning        should report to the class teacher. They will then
program. We deliver Certificate I in Agrifoods and        be directed to the school office where the
Tradestart.                                               parent/carer will be contacted to take the child
                                                          home.
Email address                                             The middle school community nurse, Ms Amy
Cannington.esc@education.wa.edu.au                        Myles, is available Mondays to Thursdays to assist
                                                          and provide advice but is not able to treat students
Emergency contact information                             or provide first aid. Ms Myles can be contacted on
It is essential parents/carers provide emergency          9351 2480.
contact numbers and notify the school immediately         The senior school community nurse, Ms Jade
of any changes to phone numbers, etc.                     Murphy is available on Mondays and can be
                                                          contacted on 6235 7224.
Enrolments                                                The school does not have ambulance cover – this
Students must meet Department of Education                is a parental responsibility.
criteria for enrolment at our school. The principal
is happy to discuss your child’s needs and whether

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Infectious diseases                                        Late for school
The following diseases require exclusion from              Students arriving late for school must sign in at the
school: chickenpox, head lice, influenza, measles,         office. They will receive a late note to give to their
mumps, ringworm, rubella, school sores and                 teacher on arrival in class. Students must be at
trachoma. You can check with the school for the            the middle school site by 8:40am and at the senior
length of exclusion and, if in doubt, consult your         school site by 8:50am.
medical practitioner.
                                                           Leaving the school grounds
Finance                                                    during the day
CCESC is mainly funded through the Student                 Students cannot leave school during the day
Centred Funding System and is also supplemented            without permission from the principal, deputy
with additional funding from a variety of other            principals or student services manager or a
sources such as P&C donations, government                  permission letter from the parent/carer.
grants, school fees and voluntary contributions.
                                                           Students must report to the office to sign out and
2021                                                       receive a leave pass.
Voluntary contributions years 7-10       $285
(This includes levies as follows):
    • P& C                $20                              Library
    • Library             $15                              The middle school library is open for student use
    • Technology          $15                              every day. Students may use the computers at
                                                           recess and lunchtime from Monday to Thursday
Compulsory fees years 11-12              $235              and lunchtime on Friday.
The Western Australian Department of Education             The Sevenoaks library hours are:
provides an allowance to assist eligible families          Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
with secondary school costs.                               8:00am-4:00pm
Parents/guardians must apply for the Secondary             Friday 8:00am-3:00pm
Assistance Scheme each year (annually).
Applications do not carry forward to future years.         Media
To be eligible for the allowance, the                      Facebook        Cannington Community
parent/guardian must hold a Department of Human                            Education Support Centre
Services (Centrelink) or Veterans' Affairs card that       Instagram       Cannington Community ESC
represents a statement of income for the family.           Website         www.canningtonesc.wa.edu.au
The allowance consists of two components:
    •   $115 Clothing Allowance paid directly to
                                                           P&C Association
        the parent/guardian or the school.                 CCESC and CCC have a joint P&C Association.
    •   $235 Educational Program Allowance paid            Committee meetings are held in the Cannington
        directly to the school.                            Community Library, 147 Wharf Street, Cannington
                                                           at 1.30pm on Wednesday of weeks 4 and 8 every
Application is made by the parent/guardian for             term. All parents of middle school students are
student(s) enrolled in years 7-12 studying a full          welcome to attend. The contribution of the P&C is
time secondary course at a Western Australian              significant as it runs the school canteen and
public school. Students born in 2001 or before are         organises fundraisers and social functions
not eligible.                                              throughout the school year.
                                                           Volunteers are sort after and highly valued. If you
Applications for secondary assistance close on             would like to participate in the schools’ P&C,
2 July 2021.                                               please register your interest with our school office.
                                                           Our senior school does not currently have a P&C
                                                           Association.

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Internet Policy: All students and parents/carers
                                                            sign an online agreement permission form in line
Parking                                                     with the Department of Education Student Online
To ensure the safety of students, parents and               Services Guidelines. We have filters, and students
carers, please follow the below procedures:                 found deliberately breaking the rules will face
                                                            bans.
Middle school: All drop off and pick up to be
done using the large car park located to the left of        Dress Code Policy: Students are expected to
the school building. Do not drop off students in the        wear the school uniform and to dress appropriately
front car park.                                             for the weather conditions or activities undertaken.
                                                            Certain programs such as cooking and design and
Senior school: All drop off and pick up is                  technology require footwear to be closed in.
accessible from the front drive through car park or
the car park to the left of the main building.              Positive behaviour support
                                                            The purpose of positive behaviour support at
                                                            CCESC is to create and maintain a safe and
Policies                                                    supportive learning environment for all. We
CCESC fosters a safe and supportive environment             encourage positive attitudes through the explicit
for all. It is fully compliant with all Department of       teaching and modelling of our core values,
Education policies. A full list is available, but the       achievement, independence and respect.
three that need to be signed off on are:
                                                            We aim to:
Student Mobile Phone Policy:
                                                            •   Foster achievement, independence and
                                                                respect.
                                                            •   Encourage the pursuit of personal goals.
                                                            •   Support academic achievement.
                                                            •   Promote social and civic responsibility.
                                                            •   Maintain cultural harmony.
                                                            •   Develop self-regulation, resilience and
                                                                personal responsibility.

                                                            The school’s positive behaviour support initiative
                                                            includes strategies to:

                                                            •   Maintain a positive school environment.
                                                            •   Encourage positive behaviours and personal
                                                                best.
                                                            •   Have students take personal responsibility for
                                                                their actions.

                                                            Postal address
                                                            Please address all correspondence for CCESC to:
                                                                    147 Wharf Street
                                                                    CANNINGTON WA 6107

                                                            Psychologist
                                                            The school receives the services of a school
                                                            psychologist, Mrs Luwandi Perera, for one day per
                                                            week. Much of Mrs Perera’s time is spent
We collect and store the students’ mobile phones            assessing students’ eligibility; however, she is
securely throughout the day.                                available to discuss behaviour or mental health
                                                            issues and can be contacted on 9351 2480.

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Public Holidays 2021                                       Reporting
New Year’s Day             Friday 1 January                Staff collect data relevant to the individual
Australia Day holiday      Tuesday 26 January              student’s needs and use this data to create an
Labour Day                 Monday 1 March                  Individual Education Plan (IEP). Standardised
Good Friday                Friday 2 April                  testing in Literacy and Numeracy also informs the
Easter Monday              Monday 5 April                  IEPs. Education Planning Meetings are held for
ANZAC Day holiday          Monday 26 April                 parents and carers of years 7-9 students at the
Western Australia Day      Monday 7 June                   beginning of each semester. Parents of students
Queen’s Birthday           Monday 27 September             in years 10-12 attend Individual Transition Plan
Christmas Day              Saturday 25 December            (ITP) sessions twice per year. Reports are sent out
                                                           electronically via CONNECT.
Boxing Day                 Sunday 26 December
                                                           Reporting nights are held at least twice a year,
                                                           where staff are available to discuss student
                                                           progress.

                                                           Regional Education Office
                                                           The school is part of the South Metropolitan
                                                           Education Region. The Regional Office is at 184
                                                           Hampton Road, Beaconsfield  9336 9563.

                                                           School Board
                                                           The School Board membership consists of parents,
                                                           community members and school staff, namely,
                                                           Cinnamon Bonnefin (Chairperson), Claudia
                                                           Barbagallo, Emma Blake, Jenny Fuller, Sandie
                 ASDAN with iPads                          Dutson, Jessica Bates, Tanya Buchan and Andrew
                                                           Wilson. These dedicated volunteers assist in
Recess and lunchtime activities                            establishing the school’s strategic plans. The
                                                           Board verifies financial planning and approves the
Middle school: To help improve students’ social
                                                           annual charges and contributions. If you are
skills and general engagement at school, staff
                                                           interested in being part of the School Board,
supervise recreational programmes. The
                                                           please register your interest with our school office.
community nurse runs a girls’ club on a weekly
basis.
                                                           School Business Plan 2019-2022
Senior school: The gym at SSC is open at
lunchtime for students to play ball games, including
soccer and basketball. Students gather in
friendship groups at various locations around the
campus, including the café and under the gazebos.
Board games are available on request for
interested students. Every Wednesday, students
have the choice to participate in a social group,
where conversation, music and fun activities are on
offer. On Mondays, the school nurse runs a
special 'health group' where students can make
positive connections with a medical professional
and ask questions relating to their health in a
relaxed and supported environment.

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School Hours/Office Hours                                   Please advise Mrs Graham when the SmartRider
SCHOOL HOURS                                                expires (when a student is in Pathways and turns
Middle School – Years 7-10                                  18) so that an extension of the expiry date can be
Start       8:40am                                          arranged.
Zone 1      8:40am – 9:40am
Zone 2      9:40am – 10:40am                                If a SmartRider card is lost, please see Mrs
                   Recess                                   Graham at the middle school office to order a
Zone 3      11:05am – 12:05pm                               replacement card. Cost $5.00 (photo included).
Zone 4      12:05pm – 1:05pm
                    Lunch                                   Staffing
Zone 5      1:35pm – 2:50pm                                 Principal
                                                            Deputy Principals (2)
•    Early finish on Wednesday – 2:30pm                     Manager of Corporate Services
                                                            Student Services Manager
Senior School – Years 11-12                                 Workplace Learning Coordinators (3)
Start       8:50am                                          Aboriginal and Islander Education Officer
Zone 2      8:50am – 9:50am                                 Chaplain
Zone 3      9:50am – 10:50am                                School Psychologist
                   Recess                                   Teaching Staff (20)
Zone 4      11:10am – 12:10pm                               Lead Education Assistant (1)
Zone 5      12:10pm – 1:10pm                                Education Assistants (45)
                    Lunch                                   Corporate Services Officers (3)
Zone 6      1:40pm – 2:20pm                                 Psychologist
Zone 7      2:20pm – 2:50pm                                 Speech Pathologist
                                                            Occupational Therapist
•    Early finish on Wednesday – 2:30pm
                                                            A detailed list is available on our website.
OFFICE HOURS
Middle School – Years 7-10
Cannington Community College Site
147 Wharf Street, Cannington
8:00am – 3:30pm Monday to Friday
Corporate Services Officer: Mrs Sue Graham
 9351 2480

Senior School – Years 11-12
Sevenoaks Senior College Site
275 Sevenoaks Street, Cannington
8:00am – 3:30pm Monday to Friday
Corporate Services Officer: Mrs Lisa Benstead
 6235 7296

SmartRider cards                                                     Students enjoying Breakfast club
Transperth SmartRider cards are distributed to
new students at the beginning of each year.

Year 10 students transferring from middle to senior
campus will continue to use their CCESC
SmartRiders until they complete school.

The benefit of this is, on their Smartrider, students
will still be listed as Cannington Community ESC
(less confusing for parents and students) and have
their current photo.

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Student Free Days 2021
                                                          (School Development Days)
                                                                        Thursday 28 January
                                                          Term 1        Friday 29 January
                                                          Term 2        Monday 19 April
                                                          Term 3        Monday 19 July
                                                          Term 4        Monday 11 October
                                                                        Friday 17 December

                                                          Student Support
                                                          We have a team of dedicated staff committed to
                                                          providing support to students and families who are
                                                          experiencing difficulty. The team is made up of the
Stationery lists                                          student services manager, the student services
We encourage all students to bring the items listed       coordinator, chaplain, psychologist, nurse and
below to class at the start of the year. Please           other staff as required. They adopt a case
check at the beginning of each term that your child       management approach and look for community
has these items.                                          based programs as well as helping students self-
                                                          regulate their behaviour.
Please have all items labelled with your child’s
name.
                                                          Term Dates 2021
Middle School – Years 7-10                                                       Monday 1 February –
   No                      Item                           Semester    Term 1     Thursday 1 April
    5     Blue biros                                        One                  Tuesday 20 April –
    5     Red biros                                                   Term 2     Friday 2 July
   10     Lead pencils (HB)                                                      Tuesday 20 July –
    1     Pack colour pencils                             Semester    Term 3     Friday 24 September
    1     Pack colour textas                                Two                  Tuesday 12 October –
    2     Glue sticks 35g                                             Term 4     Thursday 16 December
    1     Scissors
    1     30cm wooden ruler                               Therapy
    2     White eraser
    1     Pencil sharpener                                The school purchases the services of an
    4     Large boxes tissues                             Occupational Therapist and Speech Pathologist
    1     Large pencil case                               from Indigo. NDIS service providers come into the
                                                          school to work with students and staff. Contact
                                                          your child’s teacher to discuss the best ways to
Senior School – Years 11-12
                                                          incorporate therapy services into the school
   No                      Item
                                                          program.
    2     Lead pencils (HB)
    1     White eraser                                    The school has a purpose built sensory room open
    1     Pencil sharpener                                this year which is for the use of students with
    6     Red biros                                       sensory needs as identified by their therapy
    6     Blue biros                                      provider.
    1     Scissors - large
    1     30 cm wooden ruler                              Travel Training
    2     Glue sticks 35g
                                                          Independent students travel to and from school via
    1     Packet colour pencils                           Transperth bus or train. The school provides travel
    1     Small packet textas                             training education programs to assist students who
    4     Large boxes tissues                             wish to, and are capable of, travelling
    1     Large pencil case                               independently. Please contact the school if you
All students are to provide their toiletries (roll-       would like your child to receive help with using
on deodorant, soap, comb, sanitary products,              public transport.
              etc) in a carry bag

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Uniforms
Years 7-10
Uniforms can only be purchased from Uniform Concepts

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Years 11-12
Uniform tops can be purchased from the SSC office situated in the main building.

All Students
Footwear: Joggers or black shoes
Protective footwear is essential in some subjects
•   Students should bring a change of clothes for sport.
•   Jewellery is to be kept to a minimum. Students may be required to remove jewellery where safety is an
    issue.
•   For interschool activities, students will be advised about what they will need to wear.

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Unique Student Identifier (USI)
A USI is required for all students in years 10, 11         Values
and 12. It is a combination of ten letters and             At CCESC, we have identified Achievement,
numbers and is different for each student. A USI is        Independence and Respect as our core values.
required for all students undertaking nationally
recognised training to receive a qualification or          Achievement is about doing your best and being
record of attainment.                                      your best (work hard, and you can succeed) and
                                                           recognising that we are all good at something.
Students will generally apply for a USI in year 10.        Independence is about being responsible, taking
Once a USI has been allocated, it cannot be                control, setting goals and doing it by yourself if you
changed and stays with them for life.                      can.
                                                           Respect is about showing you care for yourself,
A USI is free and easy to create using a birth             your friends, your family, your community, your
certificate and/or Medicare card as identification         culture and your world. You treat others as you
and can be obtained from the USI Registry or               would like to be treated.
online at http://www.usi.gov.au
                                                           The motto Learning for Life reflects our belief that
Valuables                                                  learning occurs throughout life and that our
                                                           students require a specialised functional curriculum
Students must not bring valuable items to school.          that prepares them for life.
The school does not have lockers for students to
use and cannot take responsibility for lost or             CCESC and its partner schools, Cannington
misplaced items. Parents can contact the school if         Community College and Sevenoaks Senior
their child is bringing money to the school, and           College, aim to foster a cooperative and supportive
they are concerned. Lost property is kept in               learning environment that is inclusive and
classrooms or the front office. Please ensure              responsive to the needs of all students. The
clothing and items are labelled with your child’s          development of independence, a robust sense of
name.                                                      self-worth and respect for others are key objectives
                                                           for our students.

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