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.