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In Summary

Riverside ESC’s emphasis throughout the educational journey is on shared learning: the children, the family and education staff learn from each other and together we make progress that ultimately benefits each and every child.

Riverside Education Support Centre offers classes ranging from Kindergarten through Year 6. Children qualify to attend Riverside ESC after being assessed for any of the following:

  • Intellectual Disability diagnosed by a psychologist and according to the DSM5 Criteria
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder with identified High Educational Needs
  • Global Developmental Delay (when diagnosed in the 12 months preceding Kindy enrolment)
  • Severe Mental Health disorder in some instances (please contact the Principal for details around this criteria)
  • Some complex physical conditions may be eligible and should be discussed with the Principal for guidance.

Classes are generally composite, made up of children at different year levels. Our classes take into consideration varying learning abilities, behavioural challenges and requirements for hygienic and medical support, enabling the best possible distribution of teacher and staff resources.

Our skilled teachers and educational staff have massive cumulative experience that is focused to bring about positive learning experiences for our students; experiences that will shape your child’s future, maximize future employment and social opportunities and make progress toward preparing him or her become an independent, thoughtful and confident human being.

Riverside ESC is committed to complying with and promoting the Department of Education's Workplace Safe Guidelines, recognising the right of every individual to work in a safe environment free from aggressive behaviour, threats and violence. We recognise that such behaviour disrupts teaching and learning and has an impact on staff, students, parents/caregivers and the community.

Each student’s educational development is guided by Individual Education Plans, formulated by the class teacher and approved by the Principal. These plans are communicated to parents and caregivers twice a year and opportunity is created, not just at special meetings but throughout the year, for parents to learn of their child’s progress and to provide feedback from the home environment. The formal and informal meetings also allow the teacher to convey to parents areas of concern, identified challenges that need to be overcome. While our student’s milestones may differ from regular schools, they are nevertheless milestones of great significance and we look forward to celebrating them with each child’s family.

At the completion of their learning journey at Riverside ESC, students will graduate to another special education learning facility, and in some instances attend regular high school. The transition is managed thoughtfully, tailored to individual student needs and carried out over several months.

Finally, it is our privilege to have your child attend our school. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you as parents and caregivers, and to enrolling your child in our nurturing, learning centre.

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What's New

  • Coastal Lakes - A New College Pathway

    Riverside ESC is delighted to be able to offer our students and their families another transition option for post-primary education. Starting 2019, Coastal Lakes College in Lakelands, Mandurah, will open its doors to Year 7 and 8 students for entry into the college's Inclusive Education Hub (Education Support).

    Shane Easton, Deputy Principal of the new college and leading the Hub initiative, has already communicated with and visited Riverside on several occasions to commence relationship building and to facilitate enrolment procedures.

    If you are considering Coastal Lakes as a future location for your child's education, please do not hesitate to contact the school. An introduction to the college and its contact details are provided on the DET WA Schools Online website here, or phone Principal Kya-Louise Graves on 0436 677 587. Email Lakelands.SS@education.wa.edu.au. Please note enrolments for 2019 may already be fully subscribed.

    Riverside ESC acknowledges Coastal Lakes College as another enhancement to Mandurah's identity as a supportive location for people of all disabilities and an important location for specialised education. We wish Coastal Lakes College every success.

  • Top Tips for being a Terrific Dad (with Maggie Dent)

    This is a free seminar just for Dads which unplugs the important aspects of parenting children from birth to 25. Maggie has a keen ability to “talk bloke” and decodes complex information in a highly practical and informative way. In her common-sense way, Maggie will inspire, empower and enthuse every Dad in the room to be just terrific.

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  • Disability Expo for Mandurah Community (FREE)

    JTC Education Support Centre invites students, parents and carers to its “Fostering Different Abilities” Expo. The Expo is FREE, organised to introduce to everyone the fantastic disability supports and services available. The organisers aim is to inform the disability community, to make everyone aware of the services available, and to enable and empower them to take control of their lives, encourage independence, and to provide equal opportunities.

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  • Links Updated

    Riverside ESC has updated its comprehensive list of links to local, regional and government websites. This latest update to our General Links webpage includes a newly inserted section about headspace Mandurah. Useful Links has sites specific to your school age child, while General Links provides links to more general information, including Department of Education websites.

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