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The Special Education Needs (SEN) program is a diverse and exciting area of learning at Geraldton Senior College. The primary objective of the SEN Program is inclusion and opportunity for all students. The program is all-inclusive, enabling students to access the full range of mainstream subjects and discrete programs available at Geraldton Senior College. Students participate fully in mainstream education with the support of their peers and school community. This whole school approach ensures that the contribution Special Education Needs students make, as a part of our school community, is appreciated and embraced. Inclusion at Geraldton Senior College is effortless.

Our qualified Teachers and Education Assistants are highly skilled in providing Individual Education Programs that make achievement accessible to all students. Each student’s program is designed to complement their individual needs and abilities, in order to maximize student outcomes. Often, these programs take a holistic approach. In conjunction with mainstream subjects, programs focus on building academic skills such as literacy and numeracy, while fostering development in areas such as speech, occupational therapy, mobility, physical therapy, and social and emotional growth.

All subjects studied are accredited by the Curriculum Council and students are continually being challenged to achieve their personal goals. In partnership with Durack Institute of Technology students can study certificate programs. The SEN program also includes a diverse and exciting array of Work Place Learning opportunities, to ensure students build practical Independent Living skills.

The Special Education Needs program provides endless enrichment activities and opportunities for students to engage in new experiences that encourage education in real life settings. To date, this has included fishing workshops, art classes, sand sculpture and purpose-led camps.

In this spirit, the SEN motto is ‘To forge independence, confidence and resilience without limitations or fear’.

If you would like more information regarding this program please contact a Deputy Principal on 08 9965 8400.