School Profile

michaelcoleOn behalf of all Glenallen staff, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Glenallen School website.

The website will enable you to gain an understanding of Glenallen School and to acquaint you with the wide range of services and programs available.

Here at Glenallen we strive to be a world’s best practice specialist school providing innovation and excellence in teaching and learning. The values of respect, learning, communication and teamwork underpin all that we do.

We recognise the very important role that the parents and carers play in helping us to provide an optimum learning environment where children can develop to their highest potential: physically, socially and intellectually.

Our homeroom teams consist of teachers, therapists and aides who continually monitor student achievement and through the Student Support Group (SSG), we encourage and value the input of parents.

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 Michael Cole

 Principal

 

About Us

The school caters for students with a wide range of intellectual abilities. Current students have complex needs and often multiple disabilities.

Transdisciplinary teams including teachers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists work together to plan, implement and evaluate individual student focused learning programs. Other support staff include a music therapist, nurses, a community wellbeing officer,  program assistants and disability support workers.

Our aim is to provide for the development of each student intellectually, socially, physically and emotionally. Individual educational and therapeutic programs are designed to promote student achievement as well as maximising independence in functional activities of daily living. Each student is encouraged to be an active participant in their individual learning program.

glenallen_signOur Vision

Glenallen School strives to be a world’s best practice specialist school, providing innovation and excellence in teaching and learning for students who have physical disabilities and/or health impairments. 

Our Values

Learning

  • We work collaboratively to establish specific, measurable, achievable, realistic & timely (SMART) goals
  • We challenge ourselves
  • We support others
  • We seek and give feedback
  • We celebrate effort
  • We are flexible
  • We actively participate
  • We use a variety of instructional models

Communication

  • We use different modes of communication in recognition that everyone has a voice
  • We foster communication – “anyone, anywhere, anytime”

Teamwork

  • We establish transdisciplinary teams
  • We establish effective teams
  • We recognise partnerships are an essential part of the way we work and are the most effective means of planning and implementing curriculum for our students

Respect

  • We treat people as we wish to be treated
  • We acknowledge that people have different views and opinions
  • We express and receive feedback without making it personal
  • We focus on the task in hand
  • We arrive at meetings on time
  • We listen when others are speaking – authentic listening

 

School structure

  • Administration
  • Primary School (students aged 5 to approximately 12 years)
  • Senior School (students aged approximately 12 to 16 years)
  • Transition School (students aged 16 to 18 years)
  • Specialist Department including Sensory / Visual Art, Music, Independent Living Skills, Physical Education, Swimming and Library
  • Therapy Departments incorporating Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Pathology and Physiotherapy
  • Additional support – School Community Wellbeing Officer, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Technician, Medical Nurse, Technical Aides/Maintenance Officer. We are able to access Educational Psychologist and a Social Worker through the School Support Service Officer (SSSO) program.
All sections of the school are assisted by Educational Support Officers (ESOs) allocated to each department.

Attendant Care workers are contracted and managed through the SCOPE administration located on site.