Rosamond Special School

Additional Programs

Our structures, programs, priorities and organisation are focussed on best practice in education today.

Every student at Rosamond has an Individual Educational Program.  This document evolves from the collaboration of parents and teachers and drives our teaching and student learning.  Assessment against the goals we set is continuous and ongoing and is documented in twice yearly reports.

Mutual trust, vision and a profound belief in what we do enables us to create and implement innovative programs, establishing us firmly as educational leaders in our field.

Our core teaching is enriched by the provision of additional learning experiences. These include:

  • G.I.F.T. - short for Goal Intensive Focussed Teaching.  Classroom teachers spend one hour a week with two students, ensuring teaching and learning is driven solely by the individual students’ goals, and nothing else.  
  • An Outdoor Education Program which offers every student an appropriate, challenging and exciting camping experience.
  • Our own Speech Pathologists and an Occupational Therapist.
  • A Sport Program that includes the opportunity to participate in the Northern Special Schools Sports Association inter-school competition, Auskick, swimming lessons, Bike Ed’, tennis, lawn bowls and very much more.
  • VCAL -  a recognised alternative to VCE, for students in their final two years of schooling.
  • ASDAN program - a recognised certificate program for students aged 16 to 18 originating in the UK, focusing on the development of life skills.

 

G.I.F.T.

G.I.F.T. is a precious piece of time given to all students and all classroom teachers.  Sometimes time is more important than anything. 

G.I.F.T. is short for Goal Intensive Focussed Teaching.  Classroom teachers spend one hour a week with two students ensuring teaching and learning is driven solely by the individual students’ goals and nothing else.  The teaching during this time is explicit.  The strategies used are well-researched and the learning (progress towards goal achievement) is well documented.

Our students make significant gains towards achieving their goals during G.I.F.T.  They know their goals and they know the learning intent behind every task. 

Our teachers relish the opportunity to plan for and deliver one hour of uninterrupted teaching time with two students, focussing on moving students closer to goal achievement.

 

Where is Rosamond School?

276 Ballarat Road, Braybrook 3019
Phone (03) 9311 1511

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