St Lucy’s Primary School (K-6)
To be eligible for Years K-6 at St Lucy’s School, students must be of a school age and meet the DSM-V criteria for an Intellectual Disability and/or Autism Spectrum Disorder. In addition, students may have one or more diagnoses including a physical disability, sensory impairment, language disability, mental health condition.
St Lucy’s High School (Years 7 – 12)
To be eligible for Years 7 – 12, students must satisfy the DSM-V criteria for Intellectual Disability. In addition students may have one or more diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder, a physical disability, sensory impairment, language disability, mental health condition. The curriculum to be offered at St Lucy’s School from Years 7 – 12 will be based on NESA Life Skills courses. NESA Life Skills courses are designed particularly for students with an intellectual disability who cannot access the regular outcomes and content.
Students who are in Year 6 at St Lucy’s will have automatic enrolment into Year 7 if they meet the eligibility criteria for Years 7-12.
Enrolment is at the discretion of the Principal who will take into consideration the school’s capacity to educate the student without unjustifiable hardship to the other students or the school. The decision to enrol a student will involve consideration of the following:
a. The availability of class placement which is based on student numbers and their level of educational need
b. The suitability of school programs and resources as well a teacher resource/specialist support
c. The provision of comprehensive information re the student’s eligibility for enrolment
d. The parents’ full disclosure of the student’s support needs including those required to support behaviour and other specific requirements/adjustments.
e. Proof that the student meets the enrolment criteria
Further information can be found in our Enrolment Policy.
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