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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:

  • Practical Literacy
  • Practical Numeracy
  • Information Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Independent Living Skills
  • Transition Education
  • The Arts
  • Science
  • HASS

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    NHS Disability Unit Curriculum Table 202kb Adobe PDF

    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:

  • Traditional reading, writing and spelling
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display(PODD)
  • Sign Language (AUSLAN and/or Makaton)

  • Transition Education


    Post-School Pathways

    Post-School Pathways are divided into three distinct groups:

  • Day Options
  • Supported Employment
  • Open Employment
  • 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.


    Further Education

    Students have the opportunity to pursue further education options through VET provided at school or off-campus at TAFE SA campuses.


    Community Access

    The Nuriootpa High School Disability Unit recognises the importance of students accessing their local community in order to gain independence.

    Community access encompasses:

  • Excursions
  • Road Safety Awareness
  • Travel Training
  • Drivers' Education
  • Barossa Bush Gardens
  • Riding for Disabled
  • Swimming
  • Utilising Local Facilities
  • Sporting Carnivals
  • Barossa Bluegums