Southport Special School is committed to providing a safe, respectful and disciplined learning environment for all students, staff, parents and visitors. We use Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) as the foundation for our integrated approach to learning and behaviour. PBL provides the framework for a whole- school evidence-based approach to behaviour support. It provides the foundation for classroom management, with consistent implementation of proactive, research-informed practices.
Southport Special School, in collaboration with the community, aims to engage, encourage and empower students through quality teaching and high expectations. We use explicit modelling of expectations guided by our school wide Positive Behaviour for Learning plan.
Our mission is to promote and maintain a safe and structured learning environment for all students and staff. Supporting students to cooperate, persevere, and build social-emotional skills to become respectful and confident lifelong learners, succeeding at school and in the broader community.
Our aim is to continually be proactive and positive whilst embedding our three core values of being kind, being safe and being a learner.
Southport Special School uses the Zones of Regulation curriculum, in alignment with the Australian Curriculum General Capabilities, to develop students personal and social capabilities. Students with well-developed social and emotional skills find it easier to manage themselves, relate to others, develop resilience and a sense of self-worth, resolve conflict, engage in teamwork and feel positive about themselves and the world around them.
Southport Special School is proud to have a comprehensive Student Support Network in place to help the social, emotional and physical wellbeing of every student. At Southport Special School we support students with a School Chaplain, Guidance Officers, Registered Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Speech language pathologists and AAC Lead Teachers.