Queanbeyan High School

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Special needs

At Queanbeyan High School there are currently seven classes designated for support of students with special needs. These classes are specifically for students with an intellectual disability and/or autism. Access is gained by an application to the Department of Education and a placement is offered if the student meets the necessary requirements. The students cover a Life Skills curriculum which mirrors the mainstream Key Learning Areas (KLAs).

In 2019, there are currently 7 ​Support classes. 2 composite 11/12, 1 composite 9/10, 1 composite 7,8,9,10, 2 composite 7,8,9 and 1 ED class, 7-10. Students are included in whole school activities which include assembly, extra curricula activities, excursions, sports days and camps. In year 9, students who are meeting the academic requirements for mainstream success are encouraged to choose two electives with their cohort. The senior students are also able to access mainstream subjects to enhance their employment skills while still having access to support classes for the Life Skills curriculum.

Each year parents are invited to attend an Individual Transition Plan (ITP) meeting where we discuss their child's progress and determine the goals for the coming 12 months. As students' progress through to their Higher School Certificate these plans incorporate skills for independent living and options for post-school transition to work or community participation.

Special needs or support teachers

Mrs Robyn Slater (Head Teacher)

Mrs Amanda Flint

Mrs Bev Clothier

Mrs Kate Holder

Ms Esther Kibe

Ms Cindy Pryma

Mr Bill Waterhouse

Mrs Elise Wells

Mrs Michele burgess

Mrs Atlanta Jeffries

Ms Ashlee McMillan

The Support Faculty also has a team of dedicated and caring School Learning Support Officers.