All students are entitled to participate in and progress through the curriculum. Under the Disability Standards for Education 2005 schools are required to provide additional support or adjustments to teaching, learning and assessment activities for students with special education needs.
Adjustments are measures or actions taken in relation to teaching, learning and assessment that enable a student with special education needs to access syllabus outcomes and content and demonstrate achievement of outcomes. Students with special education needs can access outcomes and content from K–10 syllabuses in a range of ways. Special Education staff at Warners Bay High School deliver a wide range of learning activities to ensure that syllabus outcomes and content reflect the learning needs and priorities of individual students.
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Shared professional practice within the faculty and wider school community. Staff were allocated to a number of Best Practice Teams where they engaged with a variety of activities and discussions in order to build upon their knowledge of the school plan and the priority areas of Warners Bay High School.
Staff Car Wash Fundraiser
Organised a car washer fundraiser to raise money for WIRES. Students from the Support Unit offered this service over a number of weeks as part of their Work Education Program. The fundraiser was a great success and well supported by the staff at WBHS. Total money raised for this worthwhile cause was $175.00.
Organised for Year 10 and 11 students in the Support Unit to attend Lake Macquarie City Council. Students engaged in a broad range of activities such as a morning tea with staff, photograph taken with the Mayor, a behind the scenes tour of staff duties in different areas.
Whole Unit Excursion to Hunter Wetlands Centre
Organised for three Support Classes to spend the day at the Hunter Wetlands Centre at Shortland. Students engaged with staff from the centre in activities focusing on Environmental and sustainability education. This enables students to learn more about the connections between people, their culture and their environment.