Friday, 27 January 2012

Website of the week: Jill Sherlock Learning Assistance Library

Continuing our 'back to school theme' this week's featured website is a wonderful resource for classroom teachers and parents across NSW that many mainstream teachers do not know about. 

The Jill Sherlock Learning Assistance  Library is an initiative of the NSW Department of Education and Communities and the Jill Sherlock Memorial Trust. This state facility provides resources to teachers, allied professionals and parents to support the teaching and learning needs of students with learning difficulties, in the context of syllabus and curriculum requirements.
In practice, teachers and parents can access both the extensive catalogue and arrange loans via the website. The librarians can help to locate particular resources to help support a particular student need.  Loans are mailed to borrowers and can be returned by mail.  The library is located at Oatlands Public School, very near to the geographic centre of Sydney.
We recommend that parents bring the Jill Sherlock Library to the attention of schools and classroom teachers and learning support officers ... the collection includes many  items designed to enhance the learning of students with Down syndrome. It could be a very appropriate and freely available resource throughout a student's school life.

The library re-opens on Monday (30th January) - call on 9630 8684 or email and have them send you some brochures to distribute. Your child's teachers will thank you.

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