Pacific Paradise State School
provides a flexible and comprehensive support services program across varying
levels for students with learning needs. A whole school approach directs support to
different levels of student need.
layers provide a continuum of support with increasingly focused and
personalised teaching and intervention at each successive layer — including
increasing levels of adjustments, monitoring of student learning and behaviour,
and involvement of support staff.
Students requiring support
are identified by the analysis and monitoring of data collection on behaviour
and academic progress. They are referred
to the Support Services Committee which meets fortnightly. This Committee includes the Principal, Deputy
Principal, Guidance Officer, Head of Inclusion Support, Support Teacher -
Literacy and Numeracy (StLan), and a representative from Child Youth Mental
Health Services (CYMHS). This team makes decisions as to the
individual learning needs of a student and the level of support required.
Inclusion Support Program
Students identified with a
disability through Education Queensland’s verification process are supported
within our Inclusion Support Program.
The students spend the
majority of each day in the regular classrooms, accessing the Australian
Curriculum, with the support of inclusion support teachers and aides. We also
have an Inclusion Support Centre, where students may work individually or in
small groups for targeted intervention. Students also have access to Education
Queensland Advisory Visiting Teachers, Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language
Pathologists and other specialists as required.
Paradise State School we believe that every child has the capacity
to learn, that all children should have access to a quality education, and that
the social-emotional development of the child is just as important as the