Springboard offers courses and support to students with a range of high and additional needs, many of whom have intellectual disabilities or some form of learning difficulty.
The courses are specially designed to meet the needs of students who need a ‘life skills’ orientation to their learning. As such the courses are practical in nature, and allow for maximum participation and success, assisting those with disabilities to access achievable pathways to further training and / or employment prospects, or simply to enhance their personal growth and development into the future.
As these courses are ‘pre Level 1’ they do not attract points towards the TCE.
Some students may need the full set of courses for study in both year 11 and year 12, some may need it for only part of their course load, with other level 1 and level 2 classes available depending upon suitability and the level of individual support required.
Within Springboard, students are supported through
· Engaging in course work delivered at appropriate developmental levels
· Working in a small class environment
· Provision of skilled support teachers
· Access to teacher assistant support, and
· A caring environment created to cater for individual needs
Springboard is an important link in the pathway to ongoing education or employment. Parental and student input in the planning of each student’s educational program is strongly encouraged. This collaboration between home and college facilitates each student's future pathway.