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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 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 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

  • Parents Can Promote Protective Behaviours

    'Protective Behaviours' is a life skills program for parents offered by Child and Parent Centre, Dudley Park, in partnership with Anglicare. It is designed to help parents teach and promote safety to their children. Although the course is not related to the Protective Behaviours priority learning program at Riverside ESC, parents may find much that connects the two.

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  • New Director General appointed for Education

    Ms Lisa Rodgers has been appointed new Director General of the Department of Education in news confirmed by Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery. Riverside ESC extends congratulations to Ms Rodgers and looks forward to her input and direction for schools in WA during 2019 and beyond.

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  • Afternoon Tea for Positive Partners

    An afternoon tea is made more special when people come together for a purpose. And so it was that on Tuesday 30th October parents and carers of students attending Riverside ESC came together at the school’s invitation to meet and share something of their experiences.

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  • Abilities Expo - Planning Your Future

     The Abilities Expo "Pathways to the Future - Planning for Success" is for people of all ages with disability, their families and carers who want to know more about the services they can access and the organisations that provide those services.

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