Coolbellup Learning Centre (6047)

School Overview

Coolbellup Learning Centre is an education support school which provides specialist teaching and learning programs for students with disabilities and other high support needs.

Catering for students from Kindergarten to Year Six, our Centre provides tailored educational programs for students with high needs such as:
- Intellectual Disability;
- Autism;
- Down Syndrome; and
- Cerebral Palsy.

We teach small classes at both year level and in cross set educational groups, and focus on communication, academics and basic functional skills to aid independence. Average
class sizes provide 1:2 or 1:3 staff to student ratio.

At Coolbellup Learning Centre we offer a specialist Autism Program and an Early Intervention Kindergarten Program. Our programs are underpinned by the belief that all students can learn and do so best in a supportive environment. Learning programs are supported with technology including picture based supports and augmentative communication devices.

Our staff are specialists in the area of Special Needs Education and work in partnership with service agencies to provide the best support possible for our students.

Situated on the same site as Coolbellup Community School, our students are provided with a range of integration opportunities with their mainstream peers. Integration (where suitable) is a negotiated program based on the individual needs of each student and their family, and is supported by staff from both schools.

The school has a well-defined, reputable 'Managing Student Behaviour Policy'. Our staff are equipped and prepared to work with students requiring additional behaviour support. In collaboration with parents and external agencies (if appropriate) our experienced staff will prepare a tailored 'Behaviour Management Plan' to develop strategies to support a child's behavioural needs.

Parents are an integral component in our school community. At the Centre we aim for open two way communication. Together with Coolbellup Community School we have an active and involved P & C and Joint School Council comprising of parents and teaching staff from both schools.

Our Centre offers specialised disabled facilities including an all access playground, therapy room and wheelchair access.

Prospective parents are encouraged to make an appointment to visit our school and view our programs - our door is always open.