Narara Valley High School has a strong and productive Student Support Unit which caters for students with a variety of disabilities. Our priority is to promote the development of independent living and social skills, with students undertaking a pattern of study in line with that of mainstream. These cover subjects from all KLA’s, with programs based on the Life Skills component of relevant syllabus documents.
Students in our area integrate with mainstream students for whole school activities such as assembly, presentation nights and sport. Integration with year group activities is also encouraged through participation in camps, excursions and formals. Opportunities are also present for integration in mainstream classes during relevant programs.
The Unit offers many opportunities for students to experience positive social interaction through inclusion in targeted programs such as RDA (Riding for the Disabled), Leadership, multimedia and drama groups. Older students also have the opportunity for further social inclusion in broader areas of our community through taking part in our work experience program and TAFE Access Courses from Year 11.
All student Support Unit classes are significantly smaller than mainstream classes and provide students with the opportunity to learn in a supportive and learner friendly environment with a smaller student to teacher ratio.
Enrolment in our Support Unit is managed by the Department of Education. An enrolment panel assesses applications made by the student’s current school and offers places according to factors such as level of need and the number of vacancies available. For more information, please contact the Department of Education’s Tuggerah office.