The Special Education Program supports students recognised with a disability through Education Queensland. The categories of verifications are:
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Intellectual Disability (ID)
Hearing Impairment (HI)
Physical Impairment (PI)
Speech – Language Impairment (SLI)
Vision impairment (VI)
Students with a disability have very individual needs and follow their Personlaised Learning Plan (PLP). The PLP outlines teaching strategies in the areas of Curriculum, Communication, Social Participation/Emotional Wellbeing, Health and Personal Care, Safety and Learning Environment/Access, which are based on their Education Adjustment Profile (EAP). The SEP team is working closely and collaboratlively with classroom teachers, Heads of Departments, Deputy Principals and the Student Support Team to plan and implement individual and tailored strategies and adjustments for each student. The goals and the level of support are reviewed every six months and vary with each individual student. Each verified student has a support manager who monitors the student’s progress and liaises with classroom teachers, parents, counsellors and external specialists.
The Special Education Program provides support for students attending mainstream classes modifying and adjusting the curriculum where possible and necessary, but also offers alternate programs to cater for students with higher needs and support requirements.
We support families through the process of connecting with support providers and the NDIS to access resources and support for their student.
During the senior phase of high school we are working closely with students and families to prepare and establish connections with post-school options and providers, e.g. Disability Empolyment Servies. We are helping to create pathways that are leading into purposeful and meaningful careers through post-school transitions which includes supported traineeships or apprenticeships.
For further information or enquiries, please contact the Deputy Principal Inclusion on (07) 3550 1111.