Riverside Education Support Centre (6094)

School Overview

Riverside Education Support Centre is a centre of excellence for the education and advancement of children with special learning difficulties. We take pride in the achievements of our students, the support and involvement of our community, and the high quality teaching and care offered by our professional education team.

Riverside ESC accepts children from Kindergarten through to Year 6 and we have a transition program that enables a confident progression to local high schools. We share a campus with Riverside Primary School, which provides an integrated education environment and contributes to positive social experiences and integration.

We value every one of our students as a unique learner. Our dedicated teachers and education assistants collaborate with families to provide targeted individualised learning programs. Each family is encouraged to become familiar with their child's progress by attending education program meetings, parent networking events, learning journey, celebration days and assemblies.

We believe all students should have a 'voice' in our school community and their education experiences. We provide opportunities for those with complex communication needs to use forms of assistive devices and picture systems such as PODD.

Our functional and life skills approaches are applied to real life situations and taught in a way that connects directly with each child's experience. A central emphasis is our protective behaviours program where every child is taught that 'We all have the right to feel safe all of the time' and 'We can talk with someone about anything, no matter what it is'.

Like all children, so much learning occurs through active engagement regardless of ability. There is a range of excursions and incursions which are tailored each year according to the needs of students and may include sports coaching, horse riding, shopping, a beach carnival and a school camp for senior students. Other activities may include horse riding, food preparation, dancing and more.

Our science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program offers facilitated experiential learning experiences. Your child will learn to safely engage with interactive technologies, at the same time developing confidence with decision-making, communication and fine motor skills.

Our school and students are supported by a number of therapeutic and government agencies. A school psychologist, school nurse and chaplain are also available to support every student's education journey.

We encourage you to visit our website, contact us to inquire about enrolment, and welcome an opportunity to meet all prospective families.

T: 9583 2428
E: Riverside.ESC@education.wa.edu.au
W: riversideesc.wa.edu.au