Student Wellbeing/
Student Management

PASS provides a safe, caring, orderly environment, in which the rights of all students to learn and all teachers to teach are supported and protected.School staff support wellbeing by building a positive learning environment – providing challenging, interactive and engaging learning experiences and by nurturing relationships with families and the wider community. Students support their own wellbeing by being actively involved in their school and community.

Wellbeing is supported at PASS through a number of initiatives including:

  • Home Groups which promote relationships between student, parents and the teacher
  • Year level Senior Leaders ensure proper care and efficient organisation for students
  • Year 7 to 8 transition program to ensure students new to the school settle in with ease
  • Student Wellbeing Leader provides extra counselling and care to all students and parents where appropriate
  • An Aboriginal Education team to assist students and parents with school matters
  • Teaching and SSO support for students in the Learning Community.

Learning Community
Mainstream

The Learning Community Mainstream class has a smaller number of students than regular mainstream classes. The curriculum is modified with a focus on teaching literacy and numeracy skills. Other focus areas are life skills, social skills and students developing their independence. There is teacher and SSO support for students in the Learning Community Mainstream class.

If your child has a learning difficulty or disability, please contact the Assistant Principal: Students with Disabilities on 8647 3300 to discuss the support available for your child.

Students With Learning
Difficulties Or Disabilities

PASS has a range of support for students with individual learning needs.
These include:

  • Classroom SSO support for students
  • Team teaching in classes supporting students
  • Quicksmart numeracy program
  • Youth Engagement Strategy (YES) Centre support for students
  • Targeted programs
  • Modified subjects at year 11/12 for students with an intellectual disability

At PASS we have the Learning Community (LC) class which support students with high level learning needs.

One Child One Plan (OCOP)

the department introduced the one-child one plan in 2018, which will be phased in over the next few years.

Learning plans are mandatory for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, students under the Guardianship of the Minster and for students with a recognised disability.

The development and implementation of learning plans enable a focused effort on quality learning programs, taking into account student aspirations, achievements and successful learning outcomes for students.