At Mareeba State High School we value ALL our students and we aim to meet their educational needs through quality programs that are individual, flexible and inclusive.
Through the Education Support Services, students with disabilities and their families are supported. The disability, or impairment, areas are as follows:
- Intellectual Impairment
- Physical Impairment
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Visual Impairment
- Speech Language Impairment
- Hearing Impairment
Some students may have Multiple Impairments - a combination of these.Education Support Services is staffed by Teachers and Specialist Teacher Aides and is managed by the Head of Education Support Services known as the HOSES. Students with Disabilities may be supported in mainstream classes by these staff members.Programs are developed to support students to access the curriculum through the Individual Support Plans which include, Individual Curriculum Plans (ICP) process. These plans look at support required across curriculum and individual support required in order for students to access the learning environment.
Both teaching and non-teaching staff provide support to both curriculum teachers and students so that the curriculum can be accessed at individual student level in an inclusive environment. Students access the curriculum in the broader school environment, in the MLC or in a combination of both.Programs in the MLC include:
We also provide community-based programs designed to assist students in their transition from school to post compulsory schooling life. These include:
- Modified sport sessions
- Cooking and Life Skills
- Study Sessions
- Fitness programs
- Community Access
- Work Experience
- Linking in with Employment Services
Education Support Services staff members liaise with other resource people and agencies to ensure quality programs for students. These include Advisory Teachers, Autism Queensland, the Disbaility employment providers, EPIC and MAX employment, Mareeba Flexi Respite, and Disability Support Queensland among others.