Learning - Inclusive Education and Learning Support

It is a fundamental right that everyone is entitled to an appropriate education.  Here at St Francis de Sales Regional College, we have embraced inclusive education so that this goal can be achieved by all of our students.  We respect that this education transcends the academic spectrum of learning and could include improving socialisation and behaviour management skills, with the goal of ensuring that our students are well-equipped and ready to find their place in the world when they leave.

Additional Learning Needs

Students with identified additional learning needs may qualify for further support from targeted government funding through state or federal government initiatives.

The educational progression of  students with addtional learning needs will be monitored by the Leader of Inclusive and Diverse Learning (IDL) , through the provision of a Personaised Plan (PP).

Generally, we believe and expect that our students who require additional support will receive this within the classes attended by their peers.  It is an expectation that classroom teachers will make the appropriate curriculum adjustments within this ‘inclusive’ setting, so that all of our students will obtain the education that is most befitting of their individual needs.  This applies to both Gifted and Talented students and those requiring literacy and numeracy intervention.

  • Life Skills courses are available when adjustments fail to meet the desired goals for our students’ PP. Special exam provisions may also be available for students who qualify for this support.
  • We provide the opportunity for students to learn in smaller groups or individually, beyond the constraints of the mainstream classroom and actively participate in a number of structured programs which have demonstrated success, such as QuickSmart.  
  • The IDL can provide some diagnostic testing and organise referrals to appropriate professional bodies if additional support or specific diagnostic assessments are needed.  

Our Inclusive Education Team enjoys working with classroom teachers and Leaders in our mission to deliver a fair curriculum for all.

Inquiries about special provisions or support for students with special or additional learning needs should be directed to the KLA Leader of Inclusive & Diverse Learners -Mrs Christine Morschel.

General inquiries can also be made to the Year Leader, Leader of Curriculum or the Assistant Principal(s).