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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 the education 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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English - Reading

Reading is one of the core learning areas at Riverside Education Support Centre, with a strong emphasis placed upon reading instruction throughout the school. Reading is vital for success in life and at our school every effort is made to incorporate this subject into all learning activities.

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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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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 Kindy through to Year 6. 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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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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What's New

  • Let's Get VISIBLE

     Blind Sports WA, with the assistance of Telethon, City West Lotteries House and the City of Mandurah's Community Development Officer (Access and Inclusion), is bringing "Let's Get VISIBLE" to the Peel region in Term 2. 

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  • Mandurah Celebrates International Day of People with Disability

    The City of Mandurah invites you to come and celebrate the leadership and contribution of local people with disability and together build a more inclusive community. There is a wonderful program of events from November 30 right through to December 8.

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  • School Uniform - Extended Trading Hours This Summer

    The school uniform supplier Perm-a-Pleat has extended its trading hours to assist parents to purchase uniforms before the start of school on 31 January 2024.

    When you purchase your uniform, please specify you are from Riverside Education Support Centre. This will assist with better business management and support for the school, the P&C Association and families.

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  • Summary of 2023 School Parent Survey

    Riverside ESC takes part in the National School Opinion Survey every two years. Information gained is used to help make decisions on school direction and gauge school success. All families of enroled students are invited to take part in the survey, which is online and voluntary. The results of the 2023 are now available at Parent Surveys.