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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

  • School Bus Service Update and 2021 Applications

    School Bus Services (SBS) have commenced planning for the 2021 school year. Please read the following for existing and new applications.

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  • Changing Places Update

    Mandurah is part of a statewide network of more than 30 Changing Places for peole with disabilities. Our city has three locations. These facilities are also part of a nationwide resource. Find out more below.

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  • Day for Daniel

    Day for Daniel is Australia's largest day of action to raise awareness for child safety, protection, and harm prevention. Held annually on the last Friday of October, this safety lesson is reinforced by the use of the "Help Me" app which is a mobile phone-based call for assistance in the event a child feels threatened.

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  • Supporting Mandurah's Access and Inclusion Plan Survey

    The City of Mandurah is seeking community input into the development of a revised Access and Inclusion Plan (AIP) 2020-2025. Our school is supporting this activity through the provision of survey information and forms so please take this opportunity to participate. The survey closes September 16.

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