Adaptive Education is a support program designed to assist students with specific learning needs and also extends students with particular strengths and interests. This occurs through the differentiated curriculum in place within classrooms, through withdrawal groups and 1:1 tutoring. Students are supported by Education Support Officers and the Adaptive Education teacher, in consultation with parents and the classroom teacher.
Funded students are supported through the Catholic Education Office's Special Education Program. All students in this program must meet Commonwealth Government criteria for funding. These criteria are based on the nature of the student's disability and are dependent on current supportive documentation from specialist service providers (psychological, psychiatric or paediatric). Students are provided with individual support, small group activities and modified classroom programmes, as required.
The Adaptive and Special Education Programs at St Joseph's School focus on the learning needs and strengths of individual students. This support encourages students to experience success and develop confidence as a learner.