Armadale Education Support Centre (6050)

School Overview

Armadale Education Support Centre (AESC) is a specialist school catering for secondary aged students from years 7 to 12 with special needs. Growth, respect and opportunity are our Centre's core values. Our motto 'Education for life' reflects our belief that the specialised curriculum offered at school will prepare students for life beyond school. We work in partnership with students, parents and other stakeholders to provide authentic and relevant programs. Middle school students in years 7 to 9 are enrolled in the Award Scheme Development and Accreditation Network's (ASDAN) Stepping Stones. Students learn functional academic skills, including literacy and numeracy, and essential life skills such as protective behaviours and cyber safety. All students have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) in order to focus on their individual learning needs. Some students access mainstream classes in areas of academic strength.

Senior school students in years 10 to 12 are enrolled in accredited programs including ASDAN, English, Maths, Recreational Pursuits, Workplace Learning, Bushrangers Cadets and participate in community service activities. We also offer School Based Traineeships in various fields. Our broad curriculum has seen students go on to have successful careers in both open employment and supported workplaces.
We have strong community links with local employers and service providers. We work in partnership with students, parents and other stakeholders to provide authentic and relevant programs. Every student has access to a school iPad and there are computers in every classroom.

The school is co-located on the grounds of the Armadale Senior High School. The Centre has its own administration block, classrooms, gymnasium and independent living centre which includes a kitchen classroom and laundry area. Our Student Services Hub is a student friendly area consisting of a therapy room, dual usage meeting room/small classroom, AIEO office and student drop-in centre and Deputy Office. As part of our Physical education program and during recess and lunch breaks students have access to climbing nets, the gymnasium, grassy quadrangles and ovals, as well as purpose built basketball courts which enhances student health and wellbeing. The campus has full access for students with physical and sensory disabilities.

Contact the school for further information on 9497 6435.