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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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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

  • School Holiday Program with Teenspirit Mandurah

    Directions Disability Support Services, a provider of relationship-based, personalised and individually tailored support to people in the Peel region, has created a program of activities for the April school holidays.

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  • Help LeadAbility Come to Mandurah


    The Disability Community of Mandurah is in a position to influence a decision to have 'LeadAbility' become a course available in our City. Have your say by completing a short online form. LeadAbility is a Leadership Course designed to develop people with disability and those in the sector, who have the potential to lead and generate change.

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  • 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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