At Koorana Education Support Centre, our teaching and support staff are highly trained and experienced professionals in the field of Special Needs and Disabilities Education. Our Early Years Program caters for students with disability in Kindergarten and Pre-Primary using discrete trial training based on the principles of Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA). This evidence based educational strategy is particularly successful for students with Autism.
All of our teaching and learning programs focus on a functional, relevant, engaging curriculum which improves students' independence skills in preparation for high school. Our high ratio of staff to students ensures that teaching and learning is highly individualised. The student is at the centre of all we do, we aim to work with therapists, families and caregivers to provide a balanced program which focuses on the whole child, meeting their academic, social and emotional needs.
Our ability to provide outstanding teaching and learning programs was recognised in 2014 when we were awarded the Education Support School/Centre of the Year by the Western Australian Education Support Principals and Administrators' Association.
Our classrooms are air-conditioned and feature the latest technology for students including iPads and interactive whiteboards to enhance student engagement in their learning. The completion of our Sensory Room provides an additional environment where students can go when they are overwhelmed or in need of some support to regulate their emotional state. Additional teaching and learning spaces are accessed in the life skills demountable, multi-purpose room and playground area.
We are situated in Warnbro in the City of Rockingham, approximately 55 kilometres from Perth and caters for students with special educational needs and disabilities from Kindergarten to Year 6. Co-located within Koorana Primary School, we have been operating as an Independent Public School since 2015. As a co-located campus, our students benefit from shared facilities such as playground areas, library, P&C and school uniform. A dental clinic is also on the campus. Our proximity to beaches, recreation centres, parks and shopping centres provides excellent real life learning opportunities for students.
We work closely with other education support schools and centres in the local area with students actively engaging in the combined choir, sport, swimming and transition programs. Integration sessions are organised for some students enabling them to experience classes in a mainstream setting. We are close to both Warnbro Community High School Education Support Centre and Malibu School which allows for an excellent transition program between the two schools for students leaving us at the end of their primary schooling.
Discover more about Koorana Education Support Centre at http://www.kooranaesc.wa.edu.au