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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 an intellectual disability by their current school psychologist.

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.

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.

(Contact: (08) 9534 0328 or click here)

What's New

  • Constable Care Teaches Fun Scary

    During Week 6, term 2, several of our classes will host an incursion by Constable Care Child Safety Foundation, a recognised leader in safety education for children and young people throughout Western Australia.

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  • Never Stop Reading!

    The Department of Education recently introduced an initiative called Never Stop Reading!, aimed at encouraging parents of children from Years 3 to 6 to continue reading aloud with their children as they progress through Primary School. Research has shown that earlier cessation of reading aloud fails to take advantage of the "significant positive effects".

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  • Canteen Menu Update

    The Canteen Menu 2018 - Terms 2 & 3 (pdf file) is now online. (The menu will run through to end of Term 3, 2018.)

  • Halls Head College ESC Open Night

    As a potential destination for Riverside ESC students, we are pleased to support the Open Night for Halls Head College ESC. Tues 8 May, 4-6:30 PM. Link here to the Open Night program.

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