Vincentia High School

Learning For Life

Telephone02 4441 6766

Emailvincentia-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Support Unit

The Support Unit is now comprised of 6 classes- 1 x IM, I x ASD, 1 x IO/IS and 3 MC classes, making the unit one of the largest in the state.

Students with a diverse range of disabilities are supported by the collaborative efforts of parents/carers, community, DEC staff and outside agencies who work together to facilitate individualised planning and implementation of a vast range of academic and social programs.

In particular, throughout 2011 students have successfully gained School Certificate and Higher School Certificate credentials and accessed the extensive work experience program which has resulted in 2 students gaining School Based Traineeships in conjunction with Booderee National Park. Additionally, all students have participated in the full range of sport, leisure and social activities, including establishing positive links with a large number of support agencies and community groups.

Students particularly enjoyed the experiences of:  sailing with SAILABILITY CALLALA and Sailors With Disabilities on Sydney Harbour, The ‘My Story Matters' personal history project involving residents from IRT ST Georges Basin, Leisure Link ‘Gym and Swim' program with The Disability Trust, Transition To Work training involving Greenacres, House With No Steps, Life Without Barriers and Essential Personnel, producing a promotional environmental DVD in conjunction with the Vincentia Bushcare Group and Shoalhaven City Council (SCC) and establishing an Indigenous Garden and outdoor classroom with support from SCC and Booderee National Park. See events for more details on these events.