All children with special needs are educated in a mainstream inclusive environment with their peers. This gives the child opportunities to socialise with others, learn and apply new skills and to make friendships. Teachers and support staff collaborate with families and local support services including occupational and speech therapy, physiotherapy, school psychology and Disability Services. Partnerships with support services ensures your child has access to the support needed, appropriate resources and the best education for their individual needs.
Primary students with special education needs have the opportunity to attend a specialist program RISE’rs, three mornings a week. RISE’rs (Reaching Independence through Supported Education) program provides students with a conducive learning environment to help develop their skills and enhance their independence to enable them to become active members of our community.
The RISE’rs program is used in conjunction with the student’s Individual Education Plan and activities are adapted and based on the individual’s needs. While providing one on one, individual and small group activities, our staff provide a safe, nurturing environment. Our students improve their confidence, communication and interaction with peers and staff.