Jacana School for Autism

Jacana School for Autism has a current enrolment of 217 P – 12 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. The school is divided into 3 sub-schools with facilities that include secure, modern, age appropriate play-grounds, a multi-purpose room/student gym, a purpose built climbing room, specialist performing arts and visual arts rooms, a student library, two occupational therapy rooms, primary and secondary Healthy Living Kitchens, a Community Learning Hub, a walking/bike track including a large recreational learning space and student gardens.
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. Jacana School for Autism provides a primary, middle and secondary curriculum.
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: Respect Inclusion Empathy
Jacana School for Autism actively encourages a student-centred approach by building a positive relationship between students, parents/carers and staff.
We all have the right to be treated fairly and courteously, even under difficult situations. Everyone should feel valued and be treated with respect and have a collective responsibility to build positive relationships and promote inclusion. This includes demonstrating empathy towards one another.
The school embraces the School Wide Positive Behaviour Support philosophy and practices. Class-groups generally comprise of eight students of similar age. Teachers and Learning Support staff collaborate with speech pathologists, occupational therapists, Learning Specialists and coaches to provide personalised learning and support plans for students.
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. Specialist Teachers provide teaching and learning programs for the Physical Education & Health, The Arts, and The Technologies curriculum.
JSA uses a range of standard curriculum options to develop and provide education programs that are meaningful for all students including:
Victorian Curriculum
Senior secondary programs: Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL), Certificate of Individual Achievement and Vocational Education and Training (VET)
in Schools.
If you 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