Exceptional educators provide quality teaching at Holy Family, which is well resourced in terms of equipment and support personnel. Holy Family provides learning support services and special needs programs, including access to specialists in psychology, occupational therapy and speech pathology.
Providing a meaningful and inclusive learning program, Holy Family caters for the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, social and physical dimensions of each student. It fosters the wellbeing of all students and other members within its school community so that each person is “empowered and challenged to become lifelong learners with optimism and hope for the future”.
Holy Family 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 one that recognises and celebrates each individual student’s abilities and strengths.
We aim to do this by:
- helping all students reach their full potential, academically, socially and emotionally
- identifying individual strengths and needs
- providing appropriate interventions where necessary
- fostering the growth of student confidence and independence in learning
- working collaboratively with parents and other specialists for the benefit of each student.
Students supported by special Learning Support at Holy Family have needs in one or more of the following areas:
- Literacy, Maths/Numeracy
- English as Second Language (ESL)
- learning difficulties
- behavioural difficulties
- organisational issues
- mental health concerns
- social skills development
- gifted identification processes
- anger management.