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Teaching and Learning

At Southport Special School we believe in and provide an individualized curriculum, with quality programs which are developed to broaden students’ knowledge, skills, attitudes and readiness to engage as valued members of the wider community.

Each and every student has curriculum plan through the development of either Individual Curriculum Plans in Prep to Year 10 and SET Plans for Year 11 and 12. This enables staff to provide diverse, appropriate and stimulating curriculum which enhances creativity and personal growth.
Our curriculum delivery is based on the Australian Curriculum, utilizes the extended General Capabilities and provides clear mapping of student progress to inform teaching.
Pedagogies, Programs and Frameworks
Students at Southport Special School are given a variety of opportunities and are placed in programs which are suitable for their specific needs, learning style and current developmental stage. These include:
·         Process Based Learning
·         Intensive Interaction
·         Play Based Programing
·         Mature Education (ME) Program
·         Work Experience – including Traineeships, on and off campus placements
·         Hospitality & Café
·         ASDAN – New Horizons, Transition Challenge, Towards Independence and Work Right
·         Guideline to Individual Learning (GIL) & the Queensland Certificate of  Individual Achievement (QCIA)

Students are taught through the subject areas including content and contexts appropriate for their developmental and chronological ages. These may include any combination of the following:
·         English – General Capability – Literacy
·         Mathematics – General Capability – Numeracy
·         Science
·         Health and Physical Education
·         The Arts – Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music and Visual Arts
·         History
·         Geography
·         Technology
·         General Capability – Social and Personal Learning