The Links to Learning Program is funded by the NSW Government and administered by the NSW Department of Education.

LINKS TO LEARNING PROJECTS
2018

YEAR 8 KNOWING ME
To be confirmed
YEAR 9 & YEAR 10 PATHWAYS
To be confirmed
YEAR 11 GATEWAYS
To be confirmed

Links to Learning Website: https://linkstolearning.com.au/login

LINKS TO LEARNING STUDENT REFERRAL PROCESS

Schools use the above Links to Learning website to register students for their Links to Learning Projects.
See the hard copy version of the online Student Registration Form for evidence required:

2018 Student Registration Form (docx)

Once a student has been registered online, and all necessary documents have been uploaded, WSC will check the registration and ACCEPT the student into the program OR ask for further information. The student can then participate in Links to Learning activities.
Necessary Forms may include:

  • Parent Permission Form - MANDATORY
  • Risk Assessment
  • Management Plan
  • Behaviour Support Plan
  • Personal or Individual Learning Plan
  • Health Care Plan

Links to Learning Project Manager
Hollie Bonham
Western Student Connections
Dubbo Office
Suite 2, 46 Bultje Street
Dubbo NSW 2830
Phone 02 6885 6144
Fax: 02 6885 6199
Email: Hollie.Bonham@wsc.edu.au

Links to Learning, Broken Hill Manager
Helen Sims
Western Student Connections
Broken Hill Office
1a Wentworth Street
Broken Hill NSW 2880
Phone 08 8082 5725
Fax: 08 8082 5740
Email: Helen.Sims@wsc.edu.au

Links to Learning Manager
Ana Pateman
Western Student Connections
Dubbo Office
Suite 2, 46 Bultje Street
Dubbo NSW 2830
Phone 02 6885 6144
Fax: 02 6885 6199
Email: Ana.Pateman@wsc.edu.au

LINKS TO LEARNING FORMS & DOCUMENTS
Also available on the Links to Learning website

1. 2018 STUDENT REFERRAL FORM
Use this form as a guide to what is required when completing the online Student Registration process

2. PARENT PERMISSION FORM
This is an example. Please add your school logo and any other information required for your school's communication protocols

3. PARENT NOTIFICATION LETTER
This is an example letter to notify the parent/caregiver that their student has been successfully registered for Links to Learning and will be participating in all activities.

4. RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN PROFORMA
To be complete for any planned activities taking place outside the Links to Learning room/work space.

5. GUIDANCE IN COMPLETING RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN

6. 2018 LINKS TO LEARNING STUDENT PLAN
This includes the End of Project Interview Report and Transition Plan.

LINKS TO LEARNING SESSIONS

LINKS TO LEARNING PLANNERS

Introductory Activities:
  1. Getting to know yourself – Mind Matters activities
Goal Setting Activities:
  1. Goal setting – Why set goals
  2. Goal setting – Long term and short term goals
  3. Goal setting – Rules for goal setting
  4. Goal setting – Using your goals
  5. Goal setting – Setting lifetime goals
How Are You? Activities:
  1. Healthy eating
  2. Personality quiz
  3. Wellbeing Assessment Tool
Promoting Resilience Activities:
  1. Promoting Resilience – Managing Me
  2. Resilience – Helpful and positive thinking skills
  3. Resilience – Different situations/similar feelings
  4. Resilience – Everyone has problems
  5. Resilience – Talking about resilience
  6. Resilience – Planning ahead
  7. Resilience – Reading emotions
  8. Resilience – Seeking help
  9. Resilience - Courage
  10. Resilience - Emotions
  11. Resilience – Being the BOSS of my anger
  12. Resilience – Dealing with difficult emotions
  13. Resilience – Developing values
  14. Resilience – Exploring courage further
  15. Resilience – Making decisions – brave talk
  16. Resilience – Practicing using the five tools of resilience
  17. Resilience – Setting goals – short term
  18. Resilience – Setting goals – class / group
Mind Matters Activities:
  1. Mind Matters - Creating Connections
  2. Mind Matters – Games Collection
  3. Mind Matters – Friendship & Belonging
  4. Mind Matters – People, Identity & Culture
  5. Mind Matters - Coping
  6. Mind Matters – Stress Busters
  7. Mind Matters – Dealing with bullying – Facing Facts
  8. Mind Matters – Dealing with bullying – Giving Voice
  9. Mind Matters – Dealing with bullying – Defining Moments
  10. Mind Matters – Creating Connections – What is Wellbeing?
  11. Mind Matters – Creating Connections – Acceptance, Belonging & Connection
  12. Mind Matters – Creating Connections – Contribution & Opportunity
  13. Mind Matters – Creating Connections – Self-esteem & Self-confidence
  14. Mind Matters – Creating Connections – Caring relationships
  15. Mind Matters – Creating Connections – Feeling valued & appreciated
  16. Mind Matters – Creating Connections – Goal setting & a sense of purpose
  17. Mind Matters – Creating Connections – Stress juggling
Anger Management Activities:
  1. Anger Management – Breaking up your anger
  2. Anger Management – Getting to know your anger triggers
  3. Anger Management – Costs versus benefits
  4. Anger Management – Emergency control
  5. Change – Stages of change
  6. Change – Advantages of change
  7. Change – Intention to change
  8. Change – things that increase the chances of success
  9. Managing anger – Noticing when you get angry
  10. Managing anger – Stop, Think of the consequences, act
  11. Managing anger - Breathing
  12. Managing anger - Relaxation
  13. Managing anger – Strategies to manage anger
  14. Managing anger – Things you already do
  15. Managing anger – Stop, Think, Act
  16. Managing anger – Self talk
  17. Managing anger - Frustration
  18. Managing anger - Venting
  19. Managing anger - Rumination
  20. Managing anger – Problem solving routine
  21. Managing anger – Passive, assertive, aggressive communication
  22. Managing anger - Forgiveness
  23. Managing anger – Anger Diary
  24. Managing anger – Anger decisions
The Real Game series:
  1. The Play Real Game
  2. The Make It Real Game
  3. The Real Game
  4. The Be Real Game
  5. The Get Real Game
Healthy Relationships Activities:
  1. Healthy Relationships – Circle of Respect
  2. Healthy Relationships – Giving compliments
  3. Healthy Relationships – Pressure points
  4. Healthy Relationships – Show respect
  5. Healthy Relationships - Characteristics
  6. Healthy Relationships – Life’s situations
Curriculum Support Activities:
  1. Language and Literacy support
  2. Numeracy support
  3. Keeping up to date with class work
Employment Related Activities:
  1. Personal Goal Setting
  2. Personal Attribute Development
  3. Employability Skills Development
  4. My Future
  5. The Job Guide
  6. Work Readiness
  7. Work Experience
  8. Resume Writing
  9. Job Application Preparation
  10. Interview Techniques
  1. Apprenticeship Central
  2. The Harrison Career Assessment Tool
  1. Numeracy and Maths for work
  2. Language and Literacy for work
Other Activities:
  1. School Based Traineeship / Apprenticeship
  1. Post School Options Planning
  2. Duke of Edinburgh International Award