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2016 Newsletters from our Special Education Program Department:
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Special Education Program at Nanango SHS

The Special Education Program at Nanango SHS works with students who have a verified diagnosis in one or more of the following categories

·         Autistic Spectrum Disorder

·         Intellectual Disability

·         Speech and Language Impairment

·         Physical Impairment

·         Hearing Impairment

·         Vision Impairment

Students will access the curriculum depending on the support level required.  Some students are placed in mainstream classes, while others with more specific needs do core subjects as part of the Special Education Program.  Students in Year 7 – 10 unable to access curriculum at the same year level cohort, work at a different year level on an Individual Curriculum Plan (ICP).  Adjustments are made when teaching students with disabilities in the areas of Curriculum, Communication, Social Participation/Emotional Well Being, Health and Personal Care, Safety and Learning Environment/Access.

The individual needs of each student are considered when providing options to assist with their transition to work.  Our school collaborates with Disability Employment Agencies and Youth Services who have offered programs to our students to assist with the transition of life after school.  Local businesses assist with a work experience program for senior students.


2016 Excursions with SEP


On Wednesday 18th May, the SEP students and the Senior Ancient History class visited the Abbey Museum at Caboolture.  Students were allowed to take a tour of the museum and examine all the ancient artefacts on display, including a 3000 year old Egyptian Mummy mask.  Artefacts were diverse and ranged from ancient fossils through to medieval times. All SEP students then joined in a mummification class.  The rest of the day was then devoted to participating in a mock archaeological dig.  The SEP students had fun at an Egyptian dig site.

At the end of the trip, the students had a quick visit to Bribie Island for a stroll on the beach. Some of our students couldn’t resist the water. All the students had a great day and would like to thank Mr Firth for organising the trip and Mrs Cooper, Mrs Anderson and Mrs Gerber for making the day such an enjoyable one.  All students learnt a lot more about archaeology.


2014 Excursions with SEP


On Friday 2nd May 2014, 17 of our SEP students and 6 staff joined the Year 11 Geography class bus for a lift to Australia Zoo. Our class was dropped off at Australia Zoo where we had a wonderful day with the animals. The weather didn’t look too promising at first but luckily after an hour the light rain cleared. Our students have been learning about animals and their habitats in Science. In the Australia Zoo classroom they were thrilled to be able to interact with Charlie the big male koala.  The most popular activities were seeing the animals in Africa and feeding the kangaroos. We also enjoyed a lovely homemade lunch that Mrs Gaedtke organised before the Croc Show at the Crocoseum. A great time was had by all.