Special needs support

Multi-Categorial Class at WCS

A Multi-Categorical Class has been established at WCS! The class caters for students with multiple disabilities and is just one way that WCS is meeting head on the educational needs of a community that is rich in diversity. This class is an important step forward for our school as it continues to champion the educational needs of students with disabilities.  Mr Stan Baric is our newly appointed Special Education Teacher.

We have a range of educational options to support students with special learning needs which require additional support.

Every student is entitled to attend a NSW public school. If our school is your local school and your first preference, we suggest you talk to our principal to discuss your son's or daughter's needs and options.

Following your discussion, their learning needs will be assessed so that decisions can be made about whether they would be best suited to learning:

  • in a regular class with additional support, or
  • in a special class in a regular or special school.

You will be involved in any decision about the type of support.

After enrolment we will work with you and your son or daughter to continually review their learning needs at each stage of their education.

 

  • Enrolling in school

    Starting a new school is a big step for all students and their families. If you are thinking about enrolment, we can help with your son's or daughter's transition to our school. Please contact our principal to make an appointment to discuss.

    You might like to use our school locator to research regular and special schools which have specialist classes. It is important to be aware that placement outside of our school will need to be done with the assistance of our regional team.

  • Already at school

    If you have concerns about your son's or daughter's development or progress at school, or if they have special learning needs which have changed, please contact the principal, so we can best cater for your needs.

  • Transition planning for Kindergarten to Year 7 students

    Our planning is focused on the transitions that begin from entry into Kindergarten and Year 6 going into high school.

  • Transition planning for Year 11 and 12 students

    We provide support for students entering Years 11 and 12, through to post-school options for vocational education and training, further education or employment.

Itinerant Support for Deaf & Hearing Impaired Students

 

Deaf and hearing impaired students in mainstream settings are supported by an Itinerant Support Teacher – Hearing (ISTH).

This service is provided by the Department of Education and Communities (DEC).

An ISTH is based at Wadalba Community School supporting deaf and hearing impaired students.

Further information about the ISTH service is provided in the attached pamphlet.

ISTH Information Brochure (pdf, 580 KB)