Holland Street School (6010)

School Overview

Holland Street School is a public school operating since 1960. We specialise in the delivery of educational programs designed to improve outcomes for students with a diagnosed intellectual disability. Centrally located in Geraldton, we enrol students residing in Geraldton and surrounding regions.

Dignity and Respect underpins the operations at Holland Street School.
Our community has the right and responsibility to uphold these principles. Our core values are reflected in our school rules and staff code of conduct.
We believe that every student has the capacity to learn. Our programmes reflect the best evidence based practice and the most individualised approach to student learning.

Our students are aged between 4 and 18. Approximately 42 students study in three communities: junior, senior and multi-sensory. The individual needs of the students are a priority when placing students into classes and classrooms. We constantly strive for the most individualised approach to student learning.

Our dedicated staff engages in ongoing specialist professional learning focusing on current student programmes and behaviour management.
Our school has recently joined the State School Wide Positive Behaviour initiative which is run by our behaviour management coordinator. We have two team teach tutors who train staff regionally in the approved behaviour management for students displaying challenging behaviours.

We also have teachers and education assistants who have won state awards for their exemplary practice. Our strong team of 35 plus staff enable our students to have individualised tuition if required or enjoy a ratio of 2:1.

Our on-site facilities include a brand new state of the art Hydrotherapy Centre, therapy room, purpose built sensory room and garden, Life Skills Facility, bike track, library and a horticulture centre. We run a school bus service in conjunction with the Public Transport Authority, with daily pick-up and drop-off points to most local areas.
We enjoy a close working relationship with the parents of our students and support from our local community.