Our students have diverse learning needs, and require various levels of support to access the curriculum, in either a Life Skills or mainstream pattern of study. They also work from an Individual Learning Plan that is written annually with parents, to set goals and make adjustments to their program that best suits their ability and optimises their 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 4 (year 7-8), stage 5 (year 9-10) and stage 6 (year 11 and 12). This unit 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.