Transition to Primary School

March 28, 2023

10.00 am – 11:30 am (VIC)


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An information session to assist parents to choose a suitable primary school for their child with Down syndrome.


Date: Tuesday 28 March 2023

Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am (VIC)


This is an online event.

About the event

This information session will assist parents to choose a suitable primary school for their child with Down syndrome.

Parents will gain an understanding of:

  • The range of schooling options available to them
  • Selecting an appropriate school for their child
  • The enrolment process
  • Funding to support students with disability
  • Tips and strategies for a successful transition to primary school

To register

To register, please visit our online registration page.


Ro O’Dwyer, Education Manager DSV

Ro O’Dwyer has extensive teaching experience in primary schools in both metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. A passion for Literacy and supporting students to become readers led her to train as a Reading Recovery teacher and work in this and other Literacy Support roles. Ro completed graduate studies in Special Education and joined DSV as an education consultant in 2019. She has enjoyed sharing her knowledge and experience with teachers, students and parents in metropolitan schools.

Paula Kilgallon

Paula Kilgallon, Education Manager, DSV

Paula Kilgallon is an experienced teacher who has worked in primary schools in both Australia and overseas. She also has experience teaching socially disadvantaged children with Berry Street. Paula has post graduate qualifications in Psychology, having completed a Graduate Diploma in Psychology and a Graduate Diploma in Professional Psychology with Monash University. Paula joined the Education Support Team in January 2019, and is committed to helping students achieve their goals.

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