Corpus Christi 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 the activities of the school community and given opportunities and responsibilities that recognise their value to the community and provide 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, we provide a learning environment that is supportive and responsive to individual needs and differences and that recognises and celebrates the individual student’s abilities and strengths.
Corpus Christi is committed to providing quality teaching and learning experiences that supports the individual educational needs of all students. While the first level of provision is within a whole class instructional and independent practice platform, we recognise the important of a second tier of support that provides additional instruction and guided learning in small groups and even one-on-one support. This is where the schools Learning Support Team play a vital role. The team is led by a Learning Support Teacher and involves the school councillor and a team of Learning Support Aides (LSA) who implement a number of support programs both in the classroom and in break out rooms.
Providing meaningful and inclusive learning for all is our core business. Corpus Christi caters for the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, social and physical dimensions of each student. We foster the wellbeing of all our students and other members within our school community so that each person is ‘empowered and challenged to become lifelong learners with optimism and hope for the future’.
We aim to do this by:
- helping 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.
Students who are supported by special Learning Support at Corpus Christi have needs in one or more of the following areas:
- Mental or Physical Disabilities
- English as an Additional Language (EALD), Language Background other than English (LBOTE)
- Behavioural Difficulties
- Mental Health Concerns
- Organisational Issues
- Social Skills
- Anger Management
- Literacy, Maths/Numeracy Support
- General Population (curriculum support)
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Background