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LEARN PATHWAY Curriculum Program

The focus for students on the Learn Pathway is on increasing communication, life-skills and independence so that they can more towards contributing and interacting positively in their community once completing school.  This is achieved through students accessing a modified high school style timetable with a differentiated curriculum that is supported by the QCAA Guidelines.

This approach is achieved through the following:

  • ASDAN certificate programs
  • School based Skill Development Programs
  • Volunteering
  • English, Maths, Citizenship and Health Subjects

 

Benefits for Learn Focus

Students:

  • Access to a range of programs suited to own strengths and interests
  • Development of independence across domestic and personal dimensions
  •  Learning skills to develop relationships with a range of staff and peers initially in familiar environments then extending to less unfamiliar
  • Strong focus on communication and social skills development
  • Access to certificates through the ASDAN program

 

SKILL DEVELOPMENT: Dog Biscuit Program

Every Friday students take orders, bake and deliver two varieties of dog biscuits. They pack and weigh the bags, collect and distribute customer orders.

 

SKILL DEVELOPMENT: Rotary Wood Work Program

Every Wednesday students sand, paint and assemble wooden toys that are then sold to raise funds that Rotary uses for their projects.

 

SKILL DEVELOPMENT: Community Dance Program

For part of the year students access Hervey Bay Dance School to explore movement and
dance in their community.  This All Abilities Dance class helps students practice their communication and social skills in a supportive community environment whilst enjoying dance and music
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SKILL DEVELOPMENT: Independent Living Skills

Students work on life-skills to enhance their independence within the home.  The focus for this program changes in response to the needs of the cohort of students.