Supporting our Students - Support Class
At Cowan Public School we have one multi-categorical (MC) class that caters for students with Autism and intellectual disabilities. This class is provided with access to the NSW curriculum with an experienced and dedicated teacher, and full time School Learning Support Officer (SLSO).
Each student works with an individual program that is developed to meet the needs of each child in consultation with parents and other therapists, if relevant. Each program enables them to reach their full potential in all areas. Students are supported intellectually, emotionally and physically in all areas.
Features of our program
-- Enrolment from Kindergarten up to Year 6 in an inclusive small school
-- 15 minutes from Hornsby
-- A caring and happy learning environment to maximise learning and positive self esteem
-- Access to Itinerant Support Teachers for variety of needs
-- An expert School Counsellor to advise on the specific needs of each child
-- Appropriate integration into mainstream classes for students - from social interaction to inclusion in academic areas
-- Representation on the Student Council
-- Air conditioned classrooms and easy access throughout the whole school with ramps
-- Excursions, annual school camps and overnight excursions with the mainstream classes
-- Mainstream Buddy Class for special events
-- Inclusion in the school choir and dance group when appropriate
-- OOSH - before and after school care