South Bunbury Education Support Centre (6070)

School Overview


South Bunbury Education Support Centre (SBESC) is a specialist setting which caters to the needs of students with a diagnoses of Intellectual Disability or Autism Spectrum Disorder with high educational need. We acknowledge the Wadandi people, the traditional custodians, of the Noongar boodja (land), on which our school lies. We acknowledge and respect their culture and the contributions they make to the education of all within our school community.

Staff at South Bunbury Education Support Centre have a holistic view of education. We aim to support students to be their best in all areas of development through individualised support and implementation of programs to support academic, sensory, and social-emotional needs. Student's at South Bunbury ESC are supported to 'find their voice' through a strong commitment to communication. Students' individual AAC devices (Alternative Augmentative Communication) and PODD (Pragmatic Organisational Dynamic Display) is used in all classrooms to support students to develop their expressive and receptive communication.

We have a strong commitment to working with our community to support our students to 'Learn, Grow and Belong'. Our school is co-located with South Bunbury Primary School. Students and staff from both schools on the South Bunbury campus participate in a variety of in-school activities and excursions which provide numerous opportunities to learn from each other. Students are also supported to develop skills though activities and visits to locations within the local community.

Students at South Bunbury ESC learn within small group settings, and participate in individualised programs tailored to their needs. An Individual Education Curriculum (IEC) is developed for all students, based on their identified level in the ABLE-WA curriculum. The school has a strong emphasis on explicit teaching through a variety of evidence-based programs which are selected to benefit
each student's learning style and capacity.

South Bunbury ESC is a proud Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) school. Our strong PBS philosophy centres around our three PBS values, 'Be Safe', 'Be Your Best', and 'Be Kind and Caring'. Students are supported to learn and practise these values through explicit teaching of the associated expected behaviours. These behaviours are encouraged and reinforced through environmental supports and reward systems.

For more information, please contact our school by phoning 9796 4650 or emailing SouthBunbury.ESC@education.wa.edu.au.