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(Australia) Glen Innes: Primary school to equip sensory room for students to regulate emotions

Aug 11, 2020, Glen Innes Examiner: Donations to Glen Innes Primary have been used for sensory equipment Glen Innes Public School has recently received donations from the RSL Sub Branch and Joanne and Ken Michell that have gone a long way towards buying equipment for the school's 'Chill Zone'. Last Wednesday the 'Chill Zone' was officially opened for students to enjoy. The Michells along with Aleishia Hunton from the RSL Sub Branch attended the opening while some of the school students played and tested out the sensory items. "We are so thankful for the generosity that will allow us to use this room to help our students," Assistant Principal Nikki Lee said…. Several years ago the school's Wellbeing Team developed a vision of creating a sensory space in the school to assist students who may need support regulating their emotions. "We have been working towards the goal of opening the 'Chill Zone' for the past couple of years," Ms Lee said. The room will be an occupational therapy sensory space that kids across the school from kindergarten to year 6 will be able to access when they need some time to regulate their emotions…. The 'Chill Zone' will also be a space for students in a mainstream classroom who require a little bit of time out or down time. Students can come to the room with the SLSO or a teacher to spend time in the 'Chill Zone' The students from K-6 have a multitude of options of sensory equipment now for use in the room….


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