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Our Programs

Admin Suite Extension 1 Feb2018Programs have been developed by Riverside ESC that respond to individual abilities and age-appropriate learning. Although The education program has evolved over several years, it retains the flexibility to incorporate new approaches and understanding, enabling a fresh approach to each and every enrolment.

Programs are explained via the links below where you will find information about priority learning areas and other school activities.

Education Programs

Riverside Education Support Centre has selected three Priority Learning Areas to focus on within its educational and social development planning. These are:

  • English - Reading
  • Mathematics - Number
  • Health, Safety and Well Being

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Mathematics - Number

Maths (Number) was introduced as a priority learning area at the beginning of 2009; results thus far have shown a slow but steady improvement and justified this decision.  Utilising the revised First Steps Maths Scope and Sequence has assisted staff to focus on progressing individual students outcomes.

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Health, Safety and Wellbeing

Heath, Safety and Well Being is presented to the students in three linked programs: Physical Education, Protective Behaviours, and Health

The imparting of Protective Behaviours skills is considered vital for preparing the student for the challenges of later life. Accordingly it has been designated a high focus or priority learning area. See more information here: Protective Behaviours (pdf file).

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Other Activities

Community Access

Students are introduced to an array of skills needed for healthy and safe participation in the community outside school, such as shopping, pedestrian safety, using public transport, safe use of public conveniences, borrowing books from the library and asking for help. Riverside Education Support Centre covers all these learning activities and more as part of its individualised learning programs for Years 1 to 7. Students can replicate these tasks in a classroom setting but transference of skills from school to community receives a major investment in time, energy and resources.

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Champion Life at Riverside ESC

Champion Life Image 1 2019 2 450The Champion Life program at Riverside ESC is uplifting students of Years 4, 5 and 6. The program guidelines state Champion Life empowers activity: “we believe everyone is a champion and we champion the value of fun, moderate activity for life-long health, wellbeing and a positive mindset”.

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School Camp

The School Camp is one of the most exciting and rewarding events in the school calendar, held every two years for students in Years 5 and 6.

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What's New

  • Bringing Up Great Kids Workshop

    Parenting Connection Mandurahis delivering a free program for parents and carers where participants can learn about understanding your child's behaviour and ways to communicate that build positive patterns for their future.

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  • Canteen Menu Update

    The Canteen Summer Menu (pdf file) is now online.

    For more details about the Canteen, click here.

  • Summary of School Survey 2019 for Parents and Staff

    The school takes part in the National School Opinion Survey every two years. For various reasons the 2018 survey was deferred to Term 2, 2019. Information gained is used to help make decisions on school direction and gauge school success. School families and staff are invited to take part in the surveys, which are online, voluntary and anonymous.

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  • Summer Xperiences with WADSA

    The Western Australia Disabled Sports Association (WADSA) delivers and facilitates the opportunity for people with disabilities to participate in a variety of Conservation, Adventure and Nature (CAN) activities. Parents and Carers may be interested to learn of two activities planned for 2020. The activities are suitable for under 25 years of age with family support.

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