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Student services and support programs

Our teachers are responsible for planning and delivering educational programs for all students. To assist with this they seek advice and input from a range of therapists and specialists that are based at or visit our school.

Teachers also seek advice and input from NDIS provided therapists and specialists even if these therapists and specialists do not visit the school but work with the student at other times.

Teachers consult with therapists to design learning experiences to meet specific needs of students. On occasions therapists will work directly with individual students and small groups of students. Therapy services are provided through a prioritization process that is negotiated each term and centred on meeting the changing needs of individual students.

Additional therapist support

Our students have access to a physiotherapists, occupational therapist and speech-language pathologists – all on a part time basis.  Therapists work collaboratively with school staff and families to provide input into both individual and group programs.
Areas addressed include:  
  • communication
  • sensory profiling
  • mobility
  • self-care
  • physical fitness
  • meal time management
  • literacy
  • numeracy
  • work skills

Guidance Officer

Our school is also supported by a Guidance Officer.  The role of the Guidance Officer is diverse. Guidance officers undertake a range of cognitive and/or adaptive behaviour assessments, provide advice and information to staff parents and care givers. The Guidance Officer also plays a significant role in assisting students to move to and from our school.