Mount Hawthorn Education Support Centre (6069)

School Overview

Mount Hawthorn Education Support Centre (Mount Hawthorn ESC) provides an alternative learning environment for students with special needs. The school aims to promote and develop students' educational, physical and social skills while increasing independence and knowledge in preparation for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of their future.

Our Objectives

* Maximise independence for all students
* Ensure all students learn to the best of their ability
* Offer a variety of experiences in school and within the community to maximise learning opportunities
* Provide practical support and strategies to students, staff and families to overcome challenges to learning
* Deliver a variety of learning experiences in recognition that students have differing needs and learning styles

To meet the needs of our students, we offer two programs. The first consists of students who are diagnosed with a variety of intellectual disabilities, often with autism spectrum disorder, who find it easier to work in a class with fewer students and a high ratio of staff to students. The second group comprises the Early Intensive Intervention Program for students who have autism spectrum disorder but no intellectual disability, and who are aiming to go into mainstream schooling full-time.

The ESC delivers a modified version of the WA School Curriculum, with special emphasis on life skills, behaviour, social skills and communication. We use specific, evidence-based techniques which have been shown to maximise learning and be of particular benefit to students with additional needs.

Our staff strive to provide a safe and supportive environment for children. To achieve this, we work closely with parents, carers, members of the local community and supporting agencies. Our school shares a campus, school board and a P&C with Mount Hawthorn Primary School, and we enjoy a strong relationship with its staff and local community.

Our students can play in an enclosed outdoor sensory area or with Mount Hawthorn Primary School children in the main playgrounds during recess and lunch breaks. They are supported by education assistants at all times. Many of our students also attend selected mainstream classes to promote social skills with their mainstream peers.

Contact us to discover more about our school:
T: 9338 0500