Dear Parents and Carers,

All Government and non-Government schools across Australia are required to participate annually in the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD).

All Australian schools will collect data on their students who are receiving adjustments to meet the additional learning and support needs in accordance with their obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and Disability Standards for Education 2005. This data will be provided to the Australian Government to assist in the development of a consistent, national picture of the education needs of students with a disability.

The data provided to the Australian Government by St Columba Anglican School as part of the annual census is provided in such a way that it cannot be used to identify any individual student.

General information about the national data collection can be found on the Australian Government Department of Education and Training website at https://www.education.gov.au/nationally-consistent-collection-data-students-disability-guidelines