Malibu School (6035)

School Overview

Malibu School is an education support K to 12 school located in Safety Bay as a part of the South Metropolitan Education Region for students with intellectual disability, physical disability, sensory impairments (vision and hearing), challenging behaviours and/or autistic spectrum disorders.

Malibu School has a strong reputation for providing a high quality education for students whose needs are high and complex. Our specialist staff and programs provide a supportive and engaging environment in which students aim for a 'Future Without Limits'. Grounds and office staff, education assistants and social trainers, teachers and leadership teams make up a strong community committed to providing individualised, challenging and rewarding learning experiences that are responsive to students' unique learning needs.

Parents and families are the pivotal partners in meeting the educational needs of our students. We build positive relationships with families in educational planning through a range of formal and informal processes.

School Structure

Classes are divided into learning clusters based on phases of learning creating a balance between development and chronological age grouping to create the best possible learning environment for students.

Students in the Early Years are provided intensive support to develop foundation learning and communication skills. There is a strong focus in the Early Years programs on developing Literacy, relevant to each child's ability and interests, providing a strong basis for their future school journey.

The Primary years provide explicit instruction across all learning areas with Literacy, Communication and Protective Education being pervasive throughout the school day.

Students in years 7 to 10 make up the middle phase of learning. In this cluster there is a continued focus on supporting students to develop the priority skills (communication, literacy and Protective Education) with increased independence. At this stage there is an increased emphasis on life skills and community access supported through the achievement of skills in the ASDAN Awards.

As the students progress to the senior years, the pathways and transition team support a focus on vocational education and training, community education, authentic learning, volunteering, leisure and recreation, workplace experience and open and supported employment aligned with each child's individual abilities, interests and post-school intentions.

School Priorities

Malibu School is committed to being a school with expert and specialist facilities and programs for our students with a goal for all students to achieve their intended post-school pathways. To do this, Malibu School has a deep commitment to the core skills of Communication, Protective education and Independence and identifies school priorities of focus to promote student achievement each year. More information about these priorities is described in the Malibu School Business Plan.

Specialist Programs and Facilities

We are dedicated to individualised learning developed in collaboration with families and therapists. Our curriculum mapping provides deep and broad opportunities for all students with content taken from a range of sources including Early Years Framework, national Quality Standards, the Western Australian Curriculum, ABLEWA, SCSA Endorsed Programs such as ASDAN, TAFE placements and Workplace Learning.

Our specialist facilities support a range of programs that provide authentic learning experiences which include;
* Hydrotherapy Swimming pool and spa
* Interactive Technologies including, ipads, touch screens and interactive whiteboards
* Mini Golf Course and engaging outdoor areas
* Sensory environments (sensory garden and sensory room)
* ICT Mini Labs as well as computers in all classrooms
* Fully equipped Library / Resource centre
* Malibu Activity Centre, including full gym, bike track and modified bikes
* Science Lab
* Dance / Music Studio
* Art Room
* Working cafe

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