Disability Unit - Curriculum Overview and Frameworks
The Nuriootpa Highs School Disability Unit aims to develop students’ knowledge, skills and understanding to achieve maximum functional outcomes in their lives both now and in the future.
The Core Curriculum areas are delivered as ongoing subjects during each student’s time at school and cover:
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SACE and Australian Curriculum (ACARA)
From years 8 -12 students are offered a broad range of modified ACARA and SACE subjects which are tailored to best suit their individual needs. Students can work towards a Modified SACE Certificate with relevant learning in each of the SACE areas. All curriculum outcomes are aligned to their Negotiated Education Plan (NEP) goals. In all years, the student, parent/caregiver and significant other agencies discuss learning options that support planning for the student’s future pathways.
Communication and Literacy
Effective and functional communication is vital for students, now and in the future. We offer various communication methods to accommodate the individual needs of all our students, such as:
Post-School Pathways are divided into three distinct groups:
The Nuriootpa High School Disability Unit offers a transition to each of the different post-school pathways. Placement is generally one day per week in either a school-based, out of school, simulated work environment, or participation in activities likely to be accessed in Day Options programs. Each option is appropriately tailored to each student’s needs and abilities.
Work Experience Program
In years 10-12 we offer a school-based work experience program that aims towards teaching skills and ethics designed to help students make the transition smoothly from school to work.
In-school, small group and independent external work experience opportunities may be identified as suitable options for students based on their individual ability and mobility. Work experience can be undertaken in blocks of time or an ongoing weekly basis.
Students have the opportunity to pursue further education options through VET provided at school or off-campus at TAFE SA campuses.
The Nuriootpa High School Disability Unit recognises the importance of students accessing their local community in order to gain independence.
Community access encompasses: