Halls Head College Education Support Centre (6155)

School Overview

Halls Head College Education Support Centre is a vibrant, caring and successful, small school for students with disabilities. We share a site with Halls Head College and provide a quality educational experience for all of our students, providing personal learning plans and pathways to ensure that each student will progress, purposefully, towards their own potential.
We are an Independent Public School who cater for students from Year 7 to Year 10 with an intellectual disability and a need for the educational services that we provide. Our students are drawn from the Mandurah area and as far north as Golden Bay, south to Waroona and east to Pinjarra. We enrol students needing intensive support to achieve their educational and or behavioural goals.
The school is led by a Principal, Deputy, Manager Corporate Services and Program Coordinator and supported by an experienced and highly capable leadership team. Our teachers and support staff have additional education support qualifications or training. There is a school psychologist appointed to the school on a part-time basis. We share a school nurse with Halls Head College and also receive support and services from a range of therapists and other local agencies.
Our commitment to quality teaching, the innovative staff at our school and our community support has resulted in awards of recognition at both state and national levels in recent years.
We are committed to developing lifelong learners who are confident and capable of achieving their full potential. We foster a cooperative and supportive learning environment that is inclusive and responsive to the needs of all. We aim to develop independent learners who have a strong sense of self-worth and compassion for others. Our vision will be realised through an enduring partnership involving all members of the school community. The innovation and commitment to excellence of staff at school has been achieved at state and national level.
Our student learning programs include significant time dedicated to the subjects of maths, English, science and humanities and social sciences. We also place considerable emphasis on social development, protective behaviours and life skills.
We are inclusive and students integrate into mainstream classes with their year level peers for up to 30% of their timetable. Mainstream specialist subjects include technology and enterprise, food technology, the arts - including drama, dance and music, photography, information technology and physical education.
Additional learning opportunities such as our life skills centre is used for home management, cooking and cleaning programs and includes kitchen and laundry facilities. The area has a shade house, vegetable and herb garden, composting area, worm farm, a chook pen and an outside powered shed/workshop.
The Eco Leaders program offers community based environmentally focused activities. Online, we also offer a range of towards independence modules. We have a senior room which provides a vocational style learning space for our Year 10 students who are undertaking courses of study, workplace learning and endorsed programs such as ADWPL, Eco Leaders, ASDAN and Keys for Life. The Year 10 students investigate career options, develop public speaking and interview skills, organise and produce portfolios, visit community agencies to develop their support network and participate in a workplace learning program at a number of workplaces. Students may also undertake courses of study or ASDAN modules to certify their participation in work place learning.
Our school board has parent, staff and community representation. Members are elected to provide input and accountability into our school business plan. We are committed to participative decision making and a number of committees operate to encourage staff to contribute to our school planning and operations.
Our facilities include: our Centre which is situated on the campus of our partner school, Halls Head College. Dedicated education support centre areas consisting of classrooms, one collegiate room, one transportable classroom and a transportable life skills centre. We also have access to the facilities of our partner school. These include a gymnasium, performing arts centre, specialist art rooms, and sewing, cooking and design and technology workshops. Offices in the main administration building have been provided for the Principal and the Manager Corporate Services. Our Deputy Principal and Program Coordinator are located in our learning area.

For more information contact us on 08 9581 0613 or visit our website http://www.hallsheadesc.wa.edu.au