Quality teaching and learning at St John’s and is well resourced in terms of equipment and support personnel. St John’s provides learning support services and programs, including access to specialists in psychology, occupational therapy and speech pathology.
Providing a meaningful and inclusive learning program, St John’s caters for the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, social and physical dimensions of each student. A focus on the wellbeing of students, staff and families supports individual empowerment and the development of personal resilience.
St John’s aims to provide a fully inclusive mainstream learning environment that reflects the principles of the Disability Discrimination Act (1992) and the Disability Standards for Education (2005). All students are included in activities of the school community and given opportunities and responsibilities that recognise their value to the community. Students are provided with positive learning and social experiences. Our commitment to the practices of purposeful inclusion reflects the Gospel values of respect, equality and social justice. Within a Christian framework, St John’s provides a learning environment that is supportive and responsive to individual needs and differences, and that recognises and celebrates students abilities and strengths by:
- assisting all students reach their full potential, academically, socially and emotionally
- identifying individual strengths and needs
- providing appropriate interventions where necessary
- fostering the growth of student confidence and independence in learning
- working collaboratively with parents and other specialists for the benefit of each student.