At Stella Maris we strive to provide opportunities for
every child to achieve to their full potential. This encompasses
academic, spiritual, social and overall student well being.
Education ensures that schools are supportive and engaging places for all
students, teachers and caregivers. It is
about building communities that value, elaborate and respond to diversity.
practice is the provision of educational opportunities that may require
reasonable adjustment but does not impose an unjustifiable hardship on the
school, for students with a wide range of abilities, backgrounds and
aspirations in school settings (van Kraayenoord, Elkins, Palmer & Richards,
Maris we work in collaborative partnerships to achieve educational outcomes for
all students. Support at our school can
Adjustments to programming inside the classroom
Assistance from Support Teacher and Guidance Counsellor in
Planning and Programming
Resources to compliment inclusive practices
School Officers working with students
Social Skills Development
WIthdrawal of students in small groups or individually for a
This process seeks to reveal and
clarify the needs of the student and to identify the educational adjustments
required for accessing the learning program for the student. Adjustments are
made for students with a disability to enable them to access the curriculum,
achieve curriculum outcomes and participate in school life. An adjustment is
any change made to help a student participate at school, learn, and be
comfortable and safe.
More information is available in
"Supporting Children with a Disability at School – A Guide for Parents".
The Enrolment Application and Support
Procedure may also be used to support the enrolment of students who have been
identified as gifted.
Transitions occur when a student has to
move from or into a new educational setting. Transitions may occur when
students are moving:
From one year level to another
From one phase of learning to another
From primary to secondary school, or
To prepare for the most appropriate career
pathway throughout life.
Before a transition process commences, parents, with support,
are encouraged to take time to visit all possible educational settings when
considering a placement for a student with a disability. The Enrolment
Application and Support Procedure (EASP) is one way of identifying the support
and personnel required to make the transitioning as smooth as possible. The
purpose of a transition meeting is to discuss and plan, collaboratively, a
suitable course of action to assist the move as effortlessly as possible.
Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1992
Disability Standards for Education (2005)
Queensland Catholic Education Commission (QCEC) Inclusive
practices in Catholic schools in Queensland
Brisbane Catholic Education Students with Disabilities Policy
Department of Education and Training (DET) Memorandum of
Enrolment of Students Policy
Student Behaviour Support Policy
Supporting Children with a Disability at School – A Guide for
Autism Spectrum Disorder - Online Resource Transition Package