Supporting Students with Disabilities and Special Needs
The primary goal of the integration
department is to form a positive partnership with students, parents and carers
to enable students with special learning needs to access our school curriculum
and programs. Students are cared for emotionally, physically and socially to
help them feel included and connected to our school community. Our program aims
to promote the student's independence, resilience and self-esteem.
Individual Learning Plan and Classroom
Teachers assist students to develop and
progress at their own level and modify the curriculum to suit individual needs.
Integration Aides support students learning in the classroom by developing a
positive working relationship with the student.
Transition Programs for Integration
PSD Students (Program for Students with
Disabilities) in Year 6 are introduced to our campus through our specialized
transition program in addition to the regular orientation days. This transition program is based on the individual
needs of each student who will work with our Integration Aides in a friendly
and welcoming setting. We aim
to nurture the students through this transition period by increasing their
familiarity with the College and staff and as a result reduce any anxiety they may have about starting
Our aim is to:
- Acknowledge and respond to the importance of students with special needs, providing them with equal access to the educational opportunities available at the school.
- Encourage interaction and socialisation with peers.
- Offer students the fullest opportunity to participate in regular class activities. This may at times involve some program modification. Student reporting reflects this modification and aims to acknowledge student progress.