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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.

For students with difficulties transference does not happen automatically. Our students receive repeated coaching in context. For example –

  • At the supermarket they experience how to manage a trolley or basket, where to find the deli, choosing a good piece of fruit or vegetable, locating toilet paper or hygiene items, and so on.
  • At the swimming pool the students are taught change room behaviour - how to stage undressing and dressing and facing the wall when changing; management of personal items – what to do with their clothes, bag, towel, and where to find them again; and poolside behaviour – observing rules, safe practices, finding help, using toilet facilities.

Riding for the Disabled

With the generous assistance of Mandurah Murray Mayday Club, students have been able to particpate in the Riding for the Disabled programme made available through the Riding for the Disabled Association of Australia (RDA). We continue to see excellent outcomes as a result of the programme.  Students have improved their gross and fine motor skills and their social skills through working with RDA staff and volunteers.  

Schools Alive Choir

Four children from Riverside Education Support Centre participate, with children from six other Education Support Centres, in the Schools Alive Choir. They practice each week, at a different school each term, and participate in a number of performances. At the end of each term they give a performance for the whole school where they have been practising.

Swimming

Students attend swimming lessons at the Mandurah Aquatic Centre every year. Prior to our annual ESC swimming carnival all students attended practice sessions at the pool, building confidence and familiarity.

Occasional Programs

A variety of short-duration and one-off activities complement the learning framework at Riverside ESC. A recent example is that of Circus Therapy, whereby students gain confidence from involvement in fun motor activities. Click here to read the Circus Therapy article.

What's New

  • 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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  • Enrol for VacSwim 2019

    VacSwim enrolments open July 24 for the October program. With swimming pools and beaches a big part of the Western Australian lifestyle, ensuring your children can swim competently and safely is essential.

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