Material Basics

Objective: Learners have materials to access and fully participate in education, and the resources to function well and actively engage.

The Department of Education has a role to play in ensuring that the basics are in place for learners to access and fully participate in education.

This includes providing resources for a child or student to function well and actively engage.

What material basics look like varies in different learning environments. It may include breakfast clubs to set students up for a day’s learning, tools for learning such as laptops and books, a school uniform to connect students to their school community, or transport to get to and from school.

School social workers can help to facilitate students’ access to support and resources. They have professional skills and knowledge in:

  • emergency financial assistance
  • homelessness

School Psychologists

School Health Nurses