Regional Special Class
The Regional Special Class at Elizabeth Park caters for 12 students from years 3-7 who have an intellectual disability. The learning space consists of a classroom area, wet area, sensory room and disabled toilets with showering facilities. The class teacher and is supported by a full time School Services Officer (SSO) as well as receiving ongoing support from regional DECD personnel (eg. Regional Disability Coordinator, Behaviour Support Coordinator & Educational Psychologist).
In the Regional Special Class, we focus on:
- Providing a differentiated curriculum to meet the needs of individual learners
- Developing structured routines with room for flexibility to cater for specific student needs
- Offering life skills programs such as cooking, time management and developing financial knowledge (learning about money) that will help students to be successful beyond school years
- Tailoring specialised programs and services using inter-agency resources to increase participation, learning and self confidence
- Providing social and emotional development activities for student well being
- Organising specific structured activities in play breaks to allow for positive interactions in the yard and successful relationship building with peers from mainstream classes
- Providing integration opportunities for students within the whole school community (eg. Mainstream class integration, Assembly, Sports Day and other whole school events)
- Facilitating positive interactions with the local community by organising regular excursions and incursions such as inviting guest speakers to speak with students on topics relevant to their learning
- Establishing high quality relationships with families through regular student review meetings, so as to support any educational decision making processes as well as to provide guidance on how best to support their children in achieving their goals.