close

Aboriginal Transition to School Program

ATTS poster draft final

 

Pathfinders Aboriginal Transition to School Program (ATTS) is a service to provide Aboriginal children between the ages of 3 and 6 years with access to quality pre-school and school education. Our goal is to make the transition to school as successful as possible for the child and their family.

The role of our ATTS facilitator, Amanda Doye, is to support the child and their family on their educational journey and to ensure that their education experience is a positive one. The facilitator will be available in an ongoing capacity after the child has entered pre-school or school to respond to any concerns or issues.

Our Learning Circle is where our children who are not developmentally ready to attend a formal pre-school setting come together to work on their skills in a fun and safe environment.

Participation in this Learning Circle will occur if other external providers have no vacancies and if you wish for your child to continue to access the Pathfinders  ATTS Program until they’re ready for pre-school.

Geographically, we will be covering Inverell, Ashford, Tingha, Armidale, Uralla and Walcha. The Learning Circle will be available for those in the Inverell, Ashford and Tingha areas.

The ATTS program also offers the following:

  • Finds pre-school and school placements.
  • Assists with filling in the enrolment paperwork.
  • Supports child and family with transition from pre-school to school.
  • Increases number of days per week the child attends pre-school.
  • Improves school readiness for Aboriginal children emotionally, socially and academically.
  • Completes a thorough developmental assessment.
  • Assists with referrals and linking to other services as needed. These include Pathfinders National Aboriginal Birth Certificate Program and Armajun Health Service.

 


Latest News

15 Nov 2017

Newest Face in Glen Innes Disability Service Ready to Help All

Listen Pathfinders Ability Links NSW’s newest Linker in Glen Innes is no stranger to the local community. India Hutchinson, 21, was raised in Glen Innes and now provides free support services for people with disability in town through the Ability Links NSW program. Brett Pischke, Pathfinders Ability Links Coordinator, said it was India’s passion for... View Article

13 Nov 2017

Homelessness Service Collecting Christmas Gifts for those in Need

Listen As the holidays are fast approaching, Pathfinders Armidale Youth Homelessness Support Service (AYHSS) and the Armidale Ex Services Memorial Club are teaming up to bring a bit of Christmas cheer to the Armidale youth in need. The two organisations have launched the Christmas Joy Drive again to collect gifts for 12-year-old through 24-year-old clients... View Article

10 Nov 2017

Inverell Community to March Against Domestic Violence

Listen The White Ribbon Community Pilot Project (WRCPP) team is hosting its annual Inverell White Ribbon March on Thursday 23rd November 2017 at 10am to show the town’s zero tolerance for domestic and family violence. The community is being encouraged to arrive at 9:45am at the Tatts Hotel before marching along Byron St and Oho... View Article

07 Nov 2017

Successful Free Aboriginal Birth Certificate Program has Ended

Listen After helping more than 8,300 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people obtain a free Birth Certificate, Pathfinders’ National Aboriginal Birth Certificate Program (NABC) is wrapping up its services after reaching the project’s targets and concluding its funding. Non-profit and community services provider Pathfinders Ltd ran the NABC program across New South Wales and Queensland... View Article

02 Nov 2017

Ability Links Wins Premier’s Award for Public Service

Listen Ability Links NSW Providers and Family and Community Services (FaCS) won the Premier’s Awards for Public Service in the Improving Government Services category after being jointly nominated earlier this year. Ability Links providers and FaCS were recognised for their work that contributes to improving customer satisfaction with government services, which supports the Premier’s priority... View Article