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Special Education Program

​The Special Education program is an educational service that provides a range of supports to students with disabilities. We believe that all students should be supported to achieve their personal best.

Students are encouraged to participate in all aspects of school life. Their achievements are rewarded and celebrated as both individual and collective successes. We offer a flexible certification process whereby all students can gain a QCE (Queensland Certificate of Education) or QCIA (Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement).

 

The degree and type of support offered to each student changes to suit the individual needs of the child.

  • A sample of possible supports is:

  • In class support to focus attention and maintain focus on task

  • Modified work program

  • Access to Specialist Advisory teachers

  • Behaviour Management Plan

We currently offer a three tiered level of support classes - Inclusion Classes, Mixed Support Classes and Alternate Classes.  These will change from one year to another as we assess the individual and collective needs of the students. Where possible, we endeavour to keep students with age appropriate peers and therefore offer these classes within a P-6 and 7-12 context.

 

Inclusion Classes

These students have lower support needs and can access the age appropriate curriculum with minimal support. The students attend the same classes as their peers and support is given within the usual classroom setting. Tutorials will be held as needed to assist the students to achieve their personal best.

Mixed Support Classes

These students often require additional support in areas such as mathematics and English but less support in other areas. They will spend some time in their age appropriate class and the remainder of the day in a curriculum focus class led by an SEP teacher. The time spend in each class will vary dependent upon individual needs.

Alternate Classes

These students require a fully modified curriculum and high levels of support at all times. The students are taught by an SEP teacher in a small group with students of similar abilities. The curriculum provided will vary on the individual needs of the students and reflects the Queensland curriculum. It includes communication, social development, work experience and life skills.