We are committed to providing each child with opportunities, through individual education programs and small group teaching, to maximise the development of mental and physical well – being, positive, responsible attitudes and skills for life – long learning.
In 1988 East Victoria Park Education Support Centre (EVP ESC) was built as a partner school to East Victoria Park Primary, located at 30 Beatty Avenue in East Victoria Park. Native plants and large shade trees surround the grounds where play equipment and playground space is shared with the primary school. We have three air-conditioned classrooms, an administration block, a therapy room, a multi – sensory area and a kitchen. We can also utilise facilities at East Victoria Park Primary as required.
EVP ESC can cater for up to 25 children with intellectual and or physical disabilities in the South Metropolitan region. In close collaboration with staff, parents and therapists Individual Education Plans (IEPs) are developed for each student which outline specific goals for all learning areas. These plans recognise the child’s individuality and are reviewed regularly.
The staff are highly qualified classroom teachers with specialist teachers for music and swimming. The current Languages program is Auslan. Enthusiastic, qualified and highly experienced Education Assistants support our teachers. External agencies including therapists are available when required. We offer a wide range of special programs which add value to the curriculum for students to expand their skills for lifelong learning.
Structured programs are designed to effectively support students with learning difficulties and assist them to reach their full potential. Students are also encouraged to understand the values of respect, environmental responsibility, citizenship and self – regulation with a focus on communication, socialisation and independence.
EVP ESC and EVP Primary School work as one where possible and integration is encouraged from both populations. This inclusive approach between both schools provides a rich variety of learning opportunities. We have a combined P&C Association and at present our own School Council.