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Additional Needs & Disability
Additional needs and disability refers to students who require support to access and fully participate in education, and includes learning disabilities, health conditions, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), hearing impairment, intellectual impairment, physical impairment, speech-language impairment and visual impairment.
Positive behaviour support aims to improve the learning and wellbeing of every student, by creating a safe and supportive learning environment that supports all students to make positive behaviour choices, and prevent behaviour issues arising.
Critical & Creative Thinking
Critical and creative thinking is considered essential to be a successful learner in the 21st Century, and requires students to be able to use skills such as reasoning, logic, imagination, and innovation in all learning areas at school, and in their lives beyond school.
Digital skills teaches students to find, evaluate, use, share, and create content using a variety of digital technologies, such as computers and smartphones. Digital skills are considered essential for individuals to participate effectively in today’s society.
Inclusion in education, refers to the practices used at school to ensure that all children are given the support they need to participate in all aspects of learning, in an environment that is free from discrimination based on gender, language, culture, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and socio- economic background.
Learning and Wellbeing
Learning and wellbeing refer to the healthy development of students, that lead to improved learning and successful outcomes in all developmental areas, including social, emotional, cognitive, physical and spiritual wellbeing.
Literacy at school refers to students’ capacity to use language to learn, communicate and participate in society and has been identified in the Australian Curriculum, as one of the general capabilities needed to successfully live and work in the 21century.
Numeracy is a students’ capacity to use mathematics across all areas of learning, and in a wide number of everyday situations. In the Australian Curriculum, numeracy is one of the general capabilities considered necessary to successfully live and work in the 21century.