Jacana School for Autism


Jacana School for Autism has a current enrolment of 200 primary and secondary students, is located off the Western Ring Road, close to public transport, Broadmeadows Shopping Centre, Broadmeadows Leisure Centre and the Hume Global Learning Centre/Library. Funding from the Building the Educational Revolution provided a high quality refurbishment of the facilities in 2010.

Jacana School for Autism is a Victorian State Government specialist school that exclusively addresses the educational needs of students with Autism. The school was established in 2013 to meet the needs of increasing numbers of students with Autism in the North Western Victoria Region. The school currently caters for 200 students, from 5 to 18 years of age. Jacana School for Autism is a primary and secondary years provider.

School Vision: Jacana School for Autism fosters resilience and independence, enabling students to be engaged participants in community life.

Purpose Statement: The school continually implements highly customised teaching and learning programs to ensure all students access an inclusive curriculum using evidence informed practice in a safe and supportive environment. Students are supported by a committed professional multi-disciplinary team,

focussed on recognising and developing individual personal and educational potential

School Values: Empathy Respect Inclusion

Jacana School for Autism actively encourages a student-cantered approach by building a positive relationship between students, parents/carers and the staff.

We all have the right to be treated fairly and courteously, even under difficult situations. This includes demonstrating empathy towards one another. Everyone should feel valued and be treated with respect and has a collective responsibility to build positive relationships and promote inclusion.

The school embraces the School Wide Positive Behaviour Support philosophy and practices. Class-groups generally comprise eight students of similar chronological age. Teachers and teacher aides generally work in teams of three in each classroom, and are supported by speech and occupational therapists, specialist teachers (Physical Education, Visual and Performing Arts & Design and Technology) leading teachers and school psychologist.

The school provides an inclusive curriculum where teachers can equip all students with the knowledge, skills and behaviours to help them succeed in a world that is increasingly complex, rapidly changing and rich in information and communications technology.

The curriculum is the common set of knowledge and skills that are required by all students for life-long learning, social development and active and informed citizenship.

JSA uses a range of standard curriculum options to develop and provide education programs that are meaningful for all students including:

· Victorian Curriculum F-10

· ADVANCE Program

· Senior secondary programs: Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL), Certificate of Individual Achievement and Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Schools.

If any parent feels that this program may be of benefit to their child, or they would like to organise a tour please contact the school.

Jacana School for Autism

Tel: 03 9309 628

19 – 39 Landy Road, Jacana 3047

Email: jacana.school@edumail.vic.gov.au

Website: www.jacanaschoolforautism.vic.edu.au