Community and Support
Community and Support
- About St Lucy’s
- St Lucy’s Primary
- St Lucy’s High School
- Why St Lucy’s
- Community and Support
Our students are all individuals and we encourage their potential. Our educators develop individual educational and social goals for your child, celebrating their individuality and strengths and natural desire to learn.
Student Care and Support
Your child’s happiness and wellbeing while learning with us is of utmost importance. We provide several support services to complement your child’s journey, including expert Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, School Psychologists and a Positive Behaviour Support team.
Spirituality is encompassed in all that we do. The students come together as a community to pray, celebrate and sing. Religious Education learning is provided in class and a Sacramental Program is available.
The St Lucy’s Primary Curriculum is designed to give students a breadth of education while also meeting student’s individual abilities, interests, and special education needs. This includes the disability adjustments that they require.
St Lucy’s is registered and accredited with NESA (NSW Education Standards Authority), delivering all Key Learning Areas.
There is a focus on community-based learning and this increases as students’ progress through their schooling. Our aim for students is that when they leave school that they take their rightful place as productive and valued members of their community. Key to this goal is a strong focus on Communication, Literacy, Numeracy, Social and Emotional Learning and independence skills.
As a Special School, St Lucy’s adopts a balanced approach to teaching and learning, using both explicit methods and more child-centred approaches.
St Lucy’s has a social learning model. Students learn within a group, learning from and with one another and from and with staff. St Lucy’s also provides opportunities for individual teaching and learning in the classroom with generous staffing ratios.
Explicit teaching is utilised across all Key Learning Areas and particularly in the KLAs of English and Mathematics where research strongly supports this method of teaching and learning.
Complementing Educational Programs
In addition to our in-class academic programs, St Lucy’s provides other opportunities for learning including:
Purpose Built Facilities
St Lucy’s has recently expanded it facilities to include a new building on our Wahroonga campus with 16 purpose-built classrooms. The classrooms include both wet and dry areas and complementary learning spaces to further expand and enrich students in-classroom experience. Each classroom includes enhanced technology and sound systems that link to cochlear implants, ensuring that all our students have equal learning opportunities.
Our outside and sports areas include a large, imaginative and challenging playground, an indoor gym and a ball court. We also have a heated swimming pool for Physical Education and co-curricular swimming lessons.
All of our students enjoy the physical resources, support required and technology at their fingertips to discover, extend and explore their talents.
A community approach to learning
At St Lucy’s we view education as a collaborative undertaking and we provide extra services to our parents, including:
“My highlight is seeing my son’s confidence increase along with his academic achievement.”
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