The Special Education Unit (SEU) caters to students whose learning needs and styles are not addressed in the typical mainstream classroom and who require more individualized education programs. Currently the Unit comprises of 10 students and 3 full time teachers.
The program follows an integrative approach where the students are based at the SEU, but integrated with their typically developing peers, within the mainstream program, for specific subjects such as PT, singing, dancing, PTS and environmental studies – where both sets of students have an opportunity to interact with each other thereby developing social skills and friendships.
The primary focus of the program that is conducted within the SEU is to train each of the students to be as independent as possible via life skills training while providing them with exposure and opportunities to reach their highest potential. This is done by developing annual Individual Education Plans (IEPs), based upon a Special Education Curriculum that has been developed specifically for the Ladies’ College SEU. These IEPs are discussed with each of the student’s parents/caregivers.
The program consists of subjects such as: language, number, singing, dancing, computer skills, self care, swimming, out-door activities, yoga/movement, story time & library, general knowledge, fine motor skills development, art, cookery, gardening and craft work.