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 teaching and care offered by our professional education team.

Every child is valued and has a place. Our shared campus with Riverside Primary School provides a de-segregated learning environment and helps us ensure each child achieves the best possible success in their learning journey.

We accept children from Kindergarten through to Year 6. We have a comprehensive transition program ensuring your child successfully integrates to secondary school. Integration opportunities include some curriculum areas, assemblies, swimming lessons, incursions, graduation ceremonies, reward days, athletic carnivals, whole class collaboration and student-matched (one-on-one) activities.

Our dedicated teachers and education support personnel works with you and your child to ensure you both feel supported, encouraged and valued. Our classrooms are generously staffed to maximise student outcomes.

You are encouraged to become familiar with your child's education by attending individualised education program meetings, parent networking events, learning journey, celebration days and assemblies.

Our educational programs focus on the educational needs of each child. Our functional and life skills approaches are applied to real life situations and taught in a way that connects directly with your 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. Some of the activities undertaken by our students include horse riding and cooking lessons, as well as excursions and incursions including the school camp and beach carnival.

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 agencies, including Child Protection and Family Services and Disability Services Commission. The School Age Therapy Services provide an occupational therapist, physiotherapist and speech therapist. Our school psychologist and school nurse is also available. The School Special for Educational Needs supplies a teaching service that supports staff and provides essential equipment.

We encourage you to visit our website for community resources promoting student well-being, and to facilitate information sharing and communication.

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