St Lucy's School

A community enriched by difference

Year 1 School for Students with Special Needs

Welcome to St Lucy’s School, where we offer an exceptional Year 1 program specifically designed to cater to the unique needs of students with disabilities. We take great pride in providing an inclusive and supportive learning environment that focuses on the holistic development of each child. Our specialised Year 1 program is dedicated to promoting inclusivity, addressing the requirements of children on the autism spectrum, and delivering high-quality special education.

Inclusive Year 1 Program for Special Needs

At St Lucy’s, we believe in the power of inclusivity. Our Year 1 program embraces students with diverse learning needs and creates a warm and welcoming environment where all children feel valued, supported, and empowered. We celebrate the unique abilities and talents of each student, fostering an inclusive community that nurtures growth and success.

Year 1 Program for Autism Spectrum Children

Our Year 1 program has a specialised focus on supporting children on the autism spectrum. We understand the unique challenges and strengths that come with autism, and our highly trained staff utilises evidence-based strategies and interventions to create a nurturing and supportive learning environment. Our goal is to empower each child to reach their full potential academically, socially, and emotionally.

Special Education Year 1 Programs

St Lucy’s is renowned for its expertise in special education, and our Year 1 program is no exception. We offer specialised programs designed to meet the diverse needs of students with disabilities. Our experienced educators provide individualised instruction, utilising research-based teaching methods and adaptive resources to ensure every child receives the support necessary for their academic and personal growth. While St Lucy’s follows the NESA (NSW Education Standards Authority) curriculum, we thoughtfully design teaching and learning experiences to address the diverse learning needs of our students at this crucial stage of their education journey.

A Nurturing and Inclusive Learning Environment

Our Year 1 program provides a nurturing and inclusive learning environment that promotes the overall development of each child. We foster a positive and welcoming atmosphere, encouraging peer interactions, collaboration, and a sense of belonging. Our classrooms are equipped with resources and tools to support sensory needs, ensuring a comfortable and engaging space for all students.

Comprehensive Support Services

At St Lucy’s, we understand that every child is unique and may require additional support. Our Year 1 program offers comprehensive support services tailored to individual needs. This includes speech and language therapy, social skills development, occupational therapy, and behavioural support. We work closely with families, specialists, and therapists to create customised plans that address each child’s specific requirements.

Experienced and Dedicated Staff

Our Year 1 program is led by a team of experienced and dedicated professionals who are passionate about providing the highest quality education and support for students with disabilities. Our staff undergoes continuous professional development to stay updated with the latest research and best practices in special education, ensuring that our students receive the best possible care and instruction.

How does St Lucy’s Balance our classes to get the best out of Students

Selecting students based on their needs and the balance of the class is an important aspect of creating a successful learning environment at St Lucy’s. It is important that we take into consideration the unique learning needs of each student, as well as the overall balance of the class in terms of ability levels, personalities, and interests.

Ensuring that the class is balanced and diverse can help promote inclusivity and improve the overall learning experience for all students. Additionally, selecting students based on their specific needs can help provide more personalised attention and support, ultimately resulting in better academic outcomes. For this reason we have an extensive process at St Lucy’s and we not only take into consideration the needs of your child but also the needs of the year group, when considering enrolment.

Enrol your child in St Lucy’s School’s Year 1 program today and provide them with a nurturing and inclusive educational experience. Our specialised programs, experienced staff, and comprehensive support services will help your child thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. Contact us to schedule a visit and learn more about how St Lucy’s can be the perfect educational home for your child.