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Kintore Street Special School opened on the 10th October 1988 and moved to its current premises in April 1989. The School caters for students with physical and intellectual impairments from Pre-school to year 12 (age range 3.5 to 20 years). The school continues to grow and in 2017 commenced a modified NTCE (NT Certificate of Education). Four Students are expected to complete this course of study in 2021. Due to the rapid expansion in 2019 4 classes will be accomodated at "O'Shea" campus situated on O'Shea Tce in the former Katherine High School. At the other end of schooling we have initiated a 0-4 years playgroup, which will have visiting specialists attend some weeks. This program is for families, parents and siblings and will be run Thursday afternoons at the FAFT (Families as First Teachers) room located at McFarlane Pre-school. More information can be found by calling the school. This program will be based on the Abecedarian approach The Abecedarian Approach is a combination of teaching and learning enrichment strategies for use in early childhood education settings that is comprised of four key elements: 1) learning games, 2) conversational reading, 3) language priority, and 4) enriched care giving. https://3a.education.unimelb.edu.au/about-the-abecedarian-approach#Approach
Kintore Street currently has 9 classes, with a Teacher and Support Assistant in each classroom. The school delivers individual learning programs to suit the Academic, Educational, Social, Emotional and future employment and recreational needs of all our students. The whole school community embraces our motto “Towards Independence” by providing a level of care and access to learning and real to life situations that give each student the best opportunity to be confident and successful. The students learn the values of Responsibility, Perseverance, Curiosity, fun. The school focuses on excellence in early childhood program and where possible students access mainstream schools on a part time basis. In middle years students are involved in activities that provide a pathway for recreation and work skills. The school has a literacy and numeracy strategy that reflects real life learning and individual needs, along with some specific communications systems and pathways for students with high needs. We have an active sport and PE program, our therapy and hydrotherapy programs are dynamic and fun and in 2014 we introduced a school wide protective behaviours (keeping safe) program for all students and into 2019 we continue to develop in this area and have as a school wide professional learning completed "Trauma informed practice" and have a policy which provides whole school and individual learning.
With regular visits from the Katherine and Darwin based Therapists (Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist and Speech Pathologist) we are provided up to date advice which enables us to maintain current programs.
Financial Literacy plays an important role in our school with several enterprises and activities aimed at developing functional maths as well as the value of aiming for a goal.
Parents and carers are encouraged and welcome in the school.
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