Dianella Secondary College Education Support Centre (6068)

School Overview

Dianella Secondary College Education Support Centre is a diverse multicultural secondary school facility that caters for students with disabilities from Years 7-13. The Centre is located on the same site as Dianella Secondary College and together we have developed a positive relationship focused on supporting students and families.

Our Centre provides a safe and supportive learning environment, where the rights and responsibilities of the individual are recognised and respected. We encourage all students to realise their potential and inspire them to participate as responsible members of the community.

Our educational programs focus on preparing students for transition to future employment, development of life skills required for independence and the social emotional development of young adults. The diverse range of programs on offer are developed and tailored to meet individual student needs. Students keenly engage in the rich balanced curriculum offered, demonstrated by high retention rates at the Centre. Our students love coming to school.

We have proudly built a school where relationships are based on mutual respect and trust and where partnerships are valued. Developing strong relationships with students and parents has enhanced student learning. Parents are encouraged to take an active role in their child's education and have become an integral part in the development of educational programs.

Parents and carers participate collaboratively in Individual Education Planning and in school planning. A representative School Council has been formed, which is very proactive and provides the school with leadership and guidance. Parents and the wider community are extremely supportive of the school's programs as evidenced by the growing student numbers over the past eight years.

Staff have high expectations of themselves and for students and continue to offer authentic and relevant programs that present challenges to students. We are held in high regard by the wider school community as a centre of learning excellence.

The school community is drawn from a wide range of locations, socio-economic groups, cultural groups and family structures. Our student's interests and abilities are very diverse. These factors are taken into consideration in the design and delivery of specialised programs.

Dianella Secondary College ESC is proud of our students who leave our care poised to embrace new challenges.