All students are all on Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and identified outcomes are aligned to the Western Australian Curriculum. Learning Areas – English, Mathematics, History, Geography, Science, the Arts, Health and Physical Education and Technology & Enterprise.
We have over 20 iPads in the school and all students are able to access them to assist in their curriculum access. We also have four Smartboards with a variety of numeracy and literacy programs on them, as well as a number of computers to support learning programs.
Inclusion with the Primary School
MHESC students in Year 3-6 are able to take part in classes in the primary school with their mainstream peers, from Term 2. This integration is individually organised for each student, depending on their needs. Mostly, our students take part in Art, Music, and Sport. Students also join with their primary school peers at recess as well as attending a variety of incursions, assemblies and special programs such as Edudance.
Individual student achievement is directly related to progress towards the outcomes set in the students’ Individual Education Plans (IEPs). In Term 1, parents and carers are invited to meet with teachers and relevant support staff to review the students’ progress and agree on the student learning goals. Academic and non-academic objectives are identified and included in individual plans.
IEPs form the basis for ongoing assessment and recording during the period, with teachers using a range of assessment tools such as formal and informal testing, staff observations, anecdotal records, collaboration with therapists and outside agencies and parent notes. Teachers use photo recording to show progress where relevant (e.g. physical, social and academic skill progression).
Although the IEP is reported on at the end of each semester, the students’ progress is communicated to parents regularly through face to face contact or over Class Dojo. Feedback during formal meetings indicates that this process is valued by parents and caregivers.
Reporting to Parents
- IEPs drawn up by staff and meetings held in Term 1 with parents to plan the priority areas for the year.
- Formal Reports sent home at the end of Terms 2 & 4.
- Parent information (News) is shared via Class Dojo .
- Photos, videos and notes shared with parents daily via Class Dojo.
- Regular email correspondence between parents and principal/teachers.