Inclusive Education

​All Catholic schools of the Archdiocese of Brisbane are committed to Inclusive Education and strategic renewal​​ principles and practices that assist students with particular support needs within a whole school curriculum.

The ​​principles of Inclusive Education provide the flexibility to respond to the particular needs of students as required at any given time through a range of effective educational programs based upon:

  • ​The diverse needs of students.
  • The centrality of the classroom teacher as the coordinator of students’ teaching and learning needs.
  • A knowledge of teaching and learning principles and practices that enable students to access the curriculum.
  • Authentic consultation with teachers, students, parents and relevant others about the impact of the student’s ability to access the curriculum.
  • An understanding of the organisational structures and processes required to engage students in learning.​

St Peter Claver has an Inclusive Education team that includes a Coordinator, Learning Support Teachers, and G​​uidance Counsellors. Each professional has key partnership and case management responsibilities. Their roles determine support for teachers, parents, consultants and other professionals by fostering a culture that enhances educational outcomes for all students.

Effective e​ducational programs and services currently in place include:

  • ​Transition programs for all new students and school leavers
  • ​Literacy and Numeracy classes across all year levels
  • ​A school-based Speech Pathologist
  • ​Literacy Intervention programs
  • ​Advisory Visiting Teachers from BCE
  • ​A mentoring program for students in senior school
  • ​Work placement programs for students exiting the campus
  • ​School Officers deployed to assist in the classroom
  • ​Ongoing professional development for all staff
  • ​Assessment for Speech Language and Intellectual Analysis
  • ​Profiling of students who require support
  • ​Counselling
  • ​Career advice and support
  • ​School-Based Apprenticeships
  • ​Assessment and reporting for students with disabilities.​