Eumundi State School shares the departments’ vision in regards to inclusive education. Students receive the support they need to belong to the school community, engage purposefully in learning and experience academic success: Students experience this by participating in learning, alongside their similar-aged peers, supported by reasonable adjustments and teaching strategies tailored to meet their individual needs. Inclusion is embedded in all aspects of school life, and is supported by culture, policies and every day practices.
We recognise and provide additional support for three broad groups of students: those with learning difficulties, those with low incidence disabilities (e.g. vision impaired, hearing impaired, physically impaired, speech/language impaired, intellectually impaired), and extension learners.
The school is resourced with Learning Support Teachers and Disability Support Teachers. These teachers assist children who are experiencing learning disabilities and difficulties. The Learning Support Teachers also co-ordinate support programs such as Mini-Lit. Children experiencing social or behavioural problems may be referred to the School Chaplain, our Guidance Officer or other appropriate special services visiting staff who will be able to provide assistance.
Extension for indentified students is catered for by the provision of enrichment programs within their own class, or within specially organised programs in the Learning Areas of English and Mathematics, referred to as the ‘Ignite’ program. Identified children also have opportunities to participate in activities and competitions conducted both on and off campus.
Our Student Support Services Team manage referrals to our Special Services Staff such as Guidance Officer (GO), Head of Special Education Services (HOSES), Speech Language Pathologists (SLP), English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD), Occupational Therapists (OT), Learning Support Teacher (LST).
Class Teachers will discuss referral needs with parents. Signed consent forms are required to proceed to the Support Services Team.