Our students have diverse learning needs and often require adjustments to access the curriculum. Each year we collaborate with parents to write an Individual Learning Plan, set goals and make decisions about their chosen pattern of study (Life Skills or mainstream outcomes) which optimises their child's chance of success.
All classes are based in home rooms for consistency, where students are taught their core subjects by trained, Special Education teachers. Each class also has a permanent SLSO to increase support, both within the unit and mainstream classes or electives.
The Support Unit at Bowral High School currently runs four classes that are set in stages. There are 2 stage 4 classes for year 7 and 8, a stage 5 class (years 9-10) and a senior stage 6 class (years 11 and 12). This change in structure has maximised the learning and social opportunities for our students.
Our senior students benefit from a solid Transition to Work program. Many attend TAFE at the Moss Vale campus and most students participate in both work experience and the mandatory work placements associated with years 10-12. Senior students also have the opportunity to attend taster days and tours with the various day programs within our community. This increases their chance of a smooth transition to the workforce as they make links with their community.
More information can be found from the following link: http://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/k-10/diversity-in-learning/special-education/life-skills