Our teaching staff are committed to assisting every child reach full potential and to provide learning experiences that increase our pedagogical principles of access, engagement, participation and advocacy. We pride our school on being a lighthouse for specialised programming in communication, Mobility Opportunities Via Education/Experience (MOVE) and senior schooling practices.
The school has a strong focus on the use of technology with every classroom having an interactive whiteboard, a range of voice adaptive devices, assistive technology and computers. The introduction of our school-developed Multiliteracy Policy 2009 has provided a strong philosophical framework for all our students to access communication, functional literacy and numeracy resources at their level and to match their interests with their receptive, expressive and comprehension levels.
We provide a range of therapy programs.
A multi-sensory environment (Snoezelen Room) students to desensitise their complex worlds, provide life like experiences for calming therapies.
Our motor therapy programs assists with coordination, fitness and gross motor skills.
A bicycle track, three trampolines (two inbuilt) and two secure playgrounds ensure that the students are able to develop gross motor, play and social skills.
The Music Therapy Room provides a space for specialised staff to support classes with music therapy based experiences.
Living skills venue supports our hospitality programs of providing “coffee shop” and catering skills in a functional kitchen and alfresco space.
A strong community and family spirit is a central part of our school culture. The school prides itself on the relationships that exist between the students, parents/carers staff and the local community. Our P&C and School Council are very active and provide mechanisms for parents to network and be involved in decision making processes. We have a Community Liaison Officer and School Chaplain who are committed to supporting our families and make links to community services to empower them in all they hope to provide for their children.