Holland Street School (6010)

School Overview

Holland Street School is a standout public school in the Midwest Region providing quality learning experiences for students with intellectual disabilities; physical disabilities; sensory impairments; challenging behaviours; and autism spectrum disorders. We are situated in the heart of Geraldton City and draw our 64 students from the town and surrounding communities.

At Holland Street School, we believe in 'Possibilities for all Abilities'. We maintain that every student has the capacity to learn and our programs reflect the best evidence based practice and the most individualised approach to student learning.

We also have a deep commitment to the Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) Framework, which recognises the importance of creating highly engaging classrooms and supports an integrated approach to behaviour, learning and teaching. PBS builds on existing strengths, complementing current programming and strategies. Our school focuses on four key areas to promote positive behaviour: Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Responsible, and Be Your Best.

As a K-12 Education Support School, we specialise in the delivery of educational programs for students with complex educational needs in a supportive and caring environment. With 64 fulltime enrolments, our students are aged between 4 and 18 years old. We are committed to providing a stimulating, inclusive and safe learning environment, which aims to prepare students for a fulfilling future. With small class sizes and a high staff to student ratio, our students enjoy a great degree of individual tuition, support and care.

Our school boasts a dedicated staff of 69 including 15 teaching staff, 46 Special Needs Education Assistants, 4 administration staff and 4 ancillary staff. Our staff engage in ongoing specialist professional learning focusing on maximising student potential, implementing evidence-based strategies and interventions, building positive mental health and wellbeing supports, and applying effective behaviour management techniques. Our expertise and approaches are often sought after by other schools.

Our wonderful facilities include a state-of-the-art hydrotherapy pool with hoisting facilities; a purpose-built sensory room and sensory garden; therapy room; life skills centre; horticulture and recycling workshops; library; bike track; multi-sensory playgrounds and an early learning hub. Additionally, our students regularly use innovative technology to enhance their learning opportunities.