It is our belief at St Bernardine's Catholic Primary School that every child is an individual with unique potential, abilities, talents and needs. Our teachers and staff are continually monitoring student needs and adapting the teaching/learning process accordingly. Every effort is made to address these individual needs through the class program and through additional services overseen by the Student Support Team. As an Archdiocesan school, we encompass the Brisbane Catholic Education Special Education Policy. This policy guides our own school philosophies, processes and procedures for the inclusion of students with special needs across a range of medically diagnosed disabilities as well as the needs of students who experience barriers to learning through learning difficulties or disabilities, social, emotional or behavioural issues.
Our Support Teacher Inclusive Education coordinates a team of Inclusion Teachers and School Officers to assist the classroom teacher in meeting the needs of all students. The ST:IE is also responsible for the co-ordination of EAP and PLP meetings for students who are verified and receive Government funding.
Learning Engagement Teachers
In 2019, we have introduced Learning Engagement Teachers across all year levels. The Learning Engagement Teachers work collaboratively with the classroom teacher to further develop, enhance and sustain effective pedagogical practices across all subject areas, with a core focus on literacy and numeracy skills, knowledge and understanding. Another key factor of this role is the development of positive relationships with students to assist with their wellbeing.