Class Programs

Maths and Language

Community Access

Bike Education

Duke of Edinburgh

Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program

Swimming

Perceptual Motor Program

Sensory Integration

Work Experience

Environmental Science

Science

Independent Living Skills

Physical Education

Art

Music and Dance

VCAL


Maths and Language

As well as the basic literacy and numeracy skills, we focus on the fine motor skills and coordination needed for writing, cutting and colouring.

The way that the student communicates is also a major focus, whether it be written, pictorial, verbal or through the use of devices or photos.


Community Access

Focuses on transitioning students into the wider community. Teaching them appropriate social skills while accessing different venues and their behaviour within these.


Bike Education

This is undertaken by all students in the school both independently and supported for others. It looks at the motor skills needed to ride a trike or bike. They move onto the techniques of stopping and starting when instructed and then to on road riding.


Duke of Edinburgh

Focuses on learning a skill, planning a trip, going on a trip and doing some community service within the community. This undertaken both at a bridging level as well as the Bronze and Silver awards.


Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program


Swimming

We offer both instructional and recreational programs for all students within the school all year round. There are some staff who are auswim trained.


Perceptual Motor Program

Working with those students whose fine motor skills need improving. Teaching the basic skills needed before they can move onto playing games.


Sensory Integration

Focuses on having the students experience different sensory experience through all five senses. This is important to those students who may be tactile defensive or dislike certain noises, smells or tastes.


Work Experience

Allows the students to gain skills and knowledge needed to enter the workforce either in a part time or fulltime capacity, independently or supported.


Environmental Science

Through access to Koonwarra School, we have developed a place for our students to learn about the environment and how to take better care of it. Through this program our students have a better understanding of how the ecosystems around their homes work. It has also allowed them the opportunity to plant vegetables, which they tend to and consume , as well as maintain the grounds in supporting the Koonwarra Sustainable Community.


Science

Gives the students the opportunity to explore the world around them and the things that are in it.


Independent Living Skills

ILS is offered to all of the students population. It is designed to enhance the skills needed for the development of independence in daily life. Improved independence decreases the need for supervision, intervention and assistance.


Physical Education

Teaches the student how to become a good sport and work as part of a team, through team games.


Art

Developing the fine motor skills of some students. To give them a way of expressing themselves through different mediums.


Music and Dance

Focuses on teaching students rhythm, Listen to different types of music and explore ways of moving to it. To listen to the words of a song and do the actions. The school performance is supported by all staff and student across the school.


VCAL

Some students when they turn 15, undertake the VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) Foundation level. This is undertaken in whole by most students, while other students complete parts of it. In this program we have a major focus on students attending TAFE to complete certificates, while others have gained SBNA's (School Based New Apprenticeships).Focusing on students independents and work ready skills.