Special needs support
2015 Nationally Consistent Collection of Data
In 2015 all Australian Government schools will be implementing the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD), for school students with a disability.
The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data program aims to improve educational goals for young Australians whilst promoting equity and successful learners.
Implementation of the NCCD program will enable Albion Park High School to more specifically target support and resources to assist our students with a disability to become successful lifelong learners. The NCCD will provide educational authorities with information about:
- how many school students with disability there are;
- where they are: and
- the level of adjustment provided for them to participate in schooling on the same basis as other students.
Students included in the NCCD are identified by documented evidence, information provided by and in consultation with parents/carers, diagnostic and other data and judgments made by teachers and appropriate school staff. To be included in the NCCD, students do not need a disability diagnosis from a medical specialist.
Reported data will be made available in such a way that the privacy of all students is maintained.
Copy of Parent Letter (pdf 210 KB)
Parent Carer Factsheet (pdf 422 KB)
We have a range of educational options to support students with special learning needs which require additional support.
Every student is entitled to attend a NSW public school. If our school is your local school and your first preference, we suggest you talk to our principal to discuss your son's or daughter's needs and options.
Following your discussion, their learning needs will be assessed so that decisions can be made about whether they would be best suited to learning:
- in a regular class with additional support, or
- in a special class in a regular or special school.
You will be involved in any decision about the type of support.
After enrolment we will work with you and your son or daughter to continually review their learning needs at each stage of their education.
Enrolling in school
Starting a new school is a big step for all students and their families. If you are thinking about enrolment, we can help with your son's or daughter's transition to our school. Please contact our principal to make an appointment to discuss.
You might like to use our school finder to research regular and special schools which have specialist classes. It is important to be aware that placement outside of our school will need to be done with the assistance of our regional team.
Already at school
If you have concerns about your son's or daughter's development or progress at school, or if they have special learning needs which have changed, please contact the principal, so we can best cater for your needs.
Transition planning for Year 11 and 12 students
We provide support for students entering Years 11 and 12, through to post-school options for vocational education and training, further education or employment.