At St Patrick’s we are committed to providing equitable educational opportunities for students with diverse learning needs. This commitment ensures that students will have access to a range of curriculum options, support services, equipment and adjustments that will enable access to and participation in meaningful educational experiences and result in positive outcomes.
All students with diverse learning needs have the potential to achieve. This, we believe, will occur best in an environment that is inclusive, welcoming and safe.
St Patrick’s aims to provide a fully inclusive, mainstream learning environment that reflects the principles of the Disability Discrimination Act (1992) and the Disability Standards for Education (2005). All students are included in the activities of the school community and given opportunities and responsibilities that recognise their value to the community and provide positive learning and social experiences. Our commitment to the practices of purposeful inclusion reflects the Gospel values of respect, equality and social justice. Within a Christian framework, we provide a learning environment that is supportive and responsive to individual needs and differences and that recognises and celebrates the individual student’s abilities and strengths.
We aim to:
- help all students reach their full potential, academically, socially and emotionally;
- identify individual strengths and needs;
- provide appropriate interventions where necessary and monitor progress;
- foster the growth of student confidence and independence in learning;
- work collaboratively with parents and other specialists for the benefit of each student.