ESU Education Support Program

Our established Education Support Program caters for students with high support needs, an intellectual disability or autism.

We have three dedicated programs to support the individual learning needs of our students:

  • Transition to High School
  • Lower School Program
  • Senior School Program

As a community, we recognise that students have individual needs and that learning is more effective when students and teachers build strong relationships founded on respect, trust and support.

Our vision is to create an environment in which students are provided with skills and opportunities to reach their full potential in a diverse setting.

We provide opportunities for students, parents and qualified special needs teachers to collaborate when developing Individual Educational Programs (IEPs).

ESU Transition to High School

Partnerships with our feeder primary schools, specialist staff, parents and students support students' transition to high school during Term 4, prior to their enrolment in Year 7.

Students spend time in the College to familiarise themselves with the College environment and meet peers from other schools.

See our Year 7's Commence section of this site for more information.

ESU Lower School Program

The Lower School Program follows an inclusive model where students choose electives that reflect their interests and abilities, alongside their mainstream peers.

The program has a strong emphasis on numeracy and literacy, information technology, social and independence skills.

ESU Senior School Program

The Upper School Program focuses on career education, developing work ethics relevant to understanding the practices and expectations in the work place, information technology, recreation and community access.

Community programs support transport training and assist students to develop confidence in accessing a wide range of facilities that are necessary for the transition to early adult life.

Students are encouraged to enrol in Polytechnic Certificate I courses.

During a student's final year, links are made with an employment agency through transition meetings with parents, teachers and relevant support personnel.