Special Education Needs

The Special Education Needs (SEN) program is a diverse and exciting alternative format of learning at Geraldton Senior High School. The primary objective of the SEN Program is inclusion and opportunity for all students. The program is inclusive, enabling students the opportunity to seamlessly access a range of suitable mainstream subjects and discrete programs available at Geraldton Senior High School with the support of their peers and school community, and also have access to the specialised SEN program and classroom. This whole school approach ensures that the contribution Special Education Needs students make, as a part of our school community, is appreciated and embraced.

Our qualified SEN teacher and Education Assistants are highly skilled in providing Individual Education Programs that make achievement accessible to all students. Each student’s program is designed to complement their individual needs and abilities, to maximize student outcomes. These programs take a holistic approach, with mainstream subjects and specialised programs that focus on building academic skills such as literacy and numeracy, while fostering development in areas such as speech, mobility, community access, life skills and social and emotional growth.

The Special Education Needs program provides endless enrichment activities and opportunities for students to engage in new experiences that encourage education in real life settings.  This has included workshops, art classes, surfing for the disabled, PCYC programs, community visits, excursions, Passports to Employment, Community Service, Social and Emotional Learning, various ASDAN programs and purpose-led camps.

The SEN program also includes a diverse and exciting array of Workplace Learning opportunities, to ensure students build practical Independent Living skills and learn to become working members of the community and develop community links.

Those students in mainstream classes with learning disorders/difficulties or other forms of disability receive support from the Learning Support Coordinator.  They are able to access resources, learning tools, extra assistance and develop their own learning strategies so that they may be fully included in their classes and learn on the same basis as their peers. 

If you would like more information regarding this program please contact a Deputy Principal, SEN Teacher or Learning Support Coordinator on 08 9965 8400.