Creating bright futures for migrant and refugee youth

Creating bright futures for migrant and
refugee youth
A collaborative education forum
Queensland State Schools: Useful policy documents
English as an Additional Language or Dialect
Part of the P-12 framework. Defines EAL/D learners, describes
(EAL/D) policy for Queensland State Schools
how to identify EAL/D students, and outlines a whole-of-school
approach and differentiated learning framework.
State Schools Bandscales for EAL/D learners
Bandscales are descriptions of typical second language acquisition
and development, and are used by teachers as a tool to assess
language and learning support for EAL/D learners.
Inclusive Education Policy Statement for State
The policy statement required that schools are supportive and
engaging places for all school community members, and build
communities that value, celebrate and respond to diversity –
including diversity of language, culture and ethnicity.
The Code of School Behaviour (State Schools)
Outlines rights, responsibilities and standards of behaviour
expected of all members of state school communities.
State Schools Statement of expectations for a
Each State School must develop its own Behaviour Plan; this
disciplined school environment
document outlines the core elements they must include in their
own plans.
Guidelines for Using Interpreters in Schools:
Outlines expectations around using interpreters in Queensland
State Schools
Queensland Department of Education, Training
and Employment
School Transport Assistance
The School Transport Assistance Scheme policy document outlines
school travel assistance available for EAL/D learners at
Assistance may also be available to low-income, disadvantaged
and isolated students.
Assistance is available for students attending non-State schools,
including Catholic schools, approved religious schools, Technical
Colleges and Grammar schools.
There is separate information about assistance available for
students with disabilities.
Queensland Catholic Schools: Useful policy documents
Queensland Catholic Education Commission –
Lists of all Queensland Catholic schools and contact details.
Schools directory
Diocesan contact details includes contacts in each of the five
diocese in Queensland (Brisbane Archdiocese, Cairns Diocese,
Townsville Diocese, Toowoomba Diocese and Rockhampton
Map links to individual diocese websites.
Inclusive practices in Catholic schools in
Position statement for Queensland Catholic Schools
Useful tools and resources for schools
Bullying, No Way
Prejudice, No Way
Racism, No Way
School’s In For Refugee’s: A whole-school
approach to supporting students of refugee
background, 2nd edition (2011)
The Australian Government has developed targeted resources
about bullying, prejudice and racism. Resources are tailored for
children of different ages, parents and teachers.
A resource that supports schools and school-based professionals
to provide a high quality education to young people of
refugee backgrounds. Includes background information about
understanding the refugee experience and the impact of trauma
on learning, development and wellbeing, as well as case studies,
professional learning activities, templates and tools for teachers to
use in their work.
Refugee student support kit for teachers, school Developed by QPASTT and Communify Qld with funds from
counsellors and school communities
Queensland Government (Education Queensland), this kit collates:
Background information about refuwwgees
Resources about how to support refugee students in schools
Practical resources for teachers
Additional resources for school counsellors
The Good Starts Study for Refugee Youth
Material to assist school-based social justice, volunteer and
neighbourhood groups to support refugee students
La Trobe University Refugee Research Centre and Foundation
House longitudinal research study investigating experiences of
settlement among a group of 120 recently arrived
young people with refugee backgrounds, in Melbourne.
(Report available via the MYAN website)