Kalamunda Secondary Education Support Centre (6150)

School Overview

Kalamunda Secondary Education Support Centre is a school for students with mild to severe intellectual disabilities. While this criterion is the primary basis for enrolment, students typically present with a broader range of disabilities including autism spectrum disorders, psychological disorders and physical disabilities. The diversity of disability, combined with the specific learning needs of individuals, creates a dynamic and complex learning environment that requires a collaborative approach towards meeting all student needs.

The centre aims to develop and maximise the social, emotional and academic ability of all students from Years 7 to 13 - for them to be active and productive citizens as they progress through school and transition into the community. All students have an Individualised Education Plan which is developed in consultation with key stakeholders, including parents.

The centre is divided into a middle school and senior school, to highlight and better cater for the needs of our students as they mature into young adults. Our curriculum is inclusive and individualised with links to the WA Curriculum. Middle school encompasses Years 7 to 9 with a focus on developing independence, resiliency and protective behaviours, while also building on functional literacy and numeracy skills. Students also engage in specialist areas of science, art and physical education.

The senior school, the focus is on fostering independence and developing resilience and social skills. Students participate in practical work placements and independent living skills in the community and at TAFE. The centre encourages partnerships with families and support agencies in developing productive transition pathways.