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Our Programs

Riverside ESC Office and SignPrograms have been developed by Riverside ESC that respond to individual abilities and age-appropriate learning. Although 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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School Camp

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

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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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What's New

  • HELP ME app upgraded

    "Day for Daniel", Australia's biggest child safety lesson, has enhanced their app "Help Me", which is a mobile phone-based call for assisdtance in the event a child feels threatened.

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  • Down Syndrome WA Playgroup at Warnbro

    Down Syndrome WA has advised the creation of a new DSWA South Metro Playgroup. It meets every week on Mondays (excluding public holidays) during Term 2 from 9:30-11:30 at Warnbro Community and Family Centre. 1 Moreton Cres Warnbro.

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  • Discounted Air Travel

    Parents and Carers will be pleased to learn that discounted air travel is avaiable for a travelling companion of the disabled with QANTAS and Virgin Australia. This is for domestic travel only. Conditions apply and are subject to change.

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  • SCHOOL PHOTO DAY 2018

    Dear Parents and Carers of students at Riverside ESC, our annual school photos will happen this month, on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th June (Week 9). Approximately two weeks prior to the photo day every student will receive a Kapture Photography order envelope to bring home.

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