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Junior Secondary and Senior School

 

Junior Secondary
Students in Year 7 to Year 10 make up the Junior Secondary co-hort.
As with Middle School and Junior School, students are grouped by their program pathway. In Junior Secondary we introduce students the ASDAN programs of New Horizon and Transition Challenge.
ASDAN is a not-for-profit curriculum development organisation based in the United Kingdom.  It is an internationally recognised awarding body, which grew out of research work at the University of the West of England in the 1980s and is managed by teachers. ASDAN offers a wide range of programs and qualifications for all abilities, mainly in the 11-25 age groups. ASDAN is activity-based learning with emphasis on rewarding achievement.


Southport Special School currently engages in various components and courses from the Preparatory Programme. These components have been selected and imbedded into planning throughout Junior Secondary Schooling. ASDAN provides a framework through which students access the National and State Curriculum as well as providing them with certification of skills and recognises their individual abilities.
 
Junior Secondary have a five cycle of unit plans including topics such as Becoming an Adult, Animal Care, Going on a Road Trip and Multiculturalism – Travel and Customs.
 
Community access and Work Experience are also features within Junior Secondary.

Students are given the opportunity to put their classroom skills into practice through shopping, sports or social gatherings. Whilst Work Experience provides students with the opportunity to develop work skills in practical settings.
 
 

 

Senior School

Senior Schooling programs are based on the curriculum organizers or subject areas of the Queensland Certificate Individual Achievement (QCIA). These include Communication and Technology; Community, Citizenship and Environment; Vocational and Transition, Leisure and Recreation; and Personal Living Dimensions. All units of work conducted throughout Senior include these organizers.

 

Work Experience, Sampling and post school options are a key focus for the Senior Team, looking to develop the best possible options for students leaving our school.
The program is very activity based with students joining in community programs and consolidating their knowledge of life in the community. 
 
Students continue to engage in ASDAN programs, including Towards Independence and Work Right. ASDAN is a not-for-profit curriculum development organisation based in the United Kingdom.  It is an internationally recognised awarding body, which grew out of research work at the University of the West of England in the 1980s and is managed by teachers. ASDAN offers a wide range of programs and qualifications for all abilities, mainly in the 11-25 age groups. ASDAN is activity-based learning with emphasis on rewarding achievement.


Southport Special School currently engages in various components and courses from the Preparatory Programme. These components have been selected and imbedded into planning throughout Senior Schooling. ASDAN provides a framework through which students access the National and State Curriculum as well as providing them with certification of skills and recognises their individual abilities.