Onslow School has renewed the sponsorship in 2023 for another three years with Chevron Australia. The 'Onslow Education Collaboration' enables the school to access resources and services thereby providing Onslow students with the education opportunities on par with those in metropolitan areas.
The focus of the partnership is to -
The funding that is received contributes to additional staffing within the school and enables specialist support and programs to be provided from Kindy to Year 12.
The additional benefits of the funding is access to other Chevron Australia partnerships who include -
Other affiliated organisations that the school partners with are -
Onslow School welcomes the ongoing support from Chevron Australia.
The Chevron Pilbara Ear Health Program, delivered by Telethon Speech & Hearing, visits the school every term and offers a free hearing and ear health screening check for students. A screener performs some general tests which may include looking in your child’s ear with an ear light, plus giving your child two quick examinations to measure how well the ear is working plus performing a basic hearing test. Ear disease can cause hearing loss, and hearing loss stops children accessing education. Ear disease is significantly higher among Aboriginal children and has life long consequences without early prevention and treatment.
As an extension of the Chevron Ear Health program, TSH provides speech and occupational therapy to our 4-8 year old students who are not meeting their age-appropriate milestones, ensuring they receive wrap-around supports tailored to their individual needs. The multi-mode approach to therapy, delivered by TSH’s allied health team, will see our students gain access to in-class screenings, assessments, group and individual therapy sessions in addition to teacher and parent education, mentoring and training sessions. The service provisions work in synergy with the existing supports provided by TSH’s audiologists and is one of the only integrated, school-based programs in the state.
For more information about the program please contact Telethon Speech and Hearing on 9387 9888.