Port Hacking High School

To strive is to achieve

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Special education

Students at Port Hacking High School are enrolled in Special Education classes following The Department of Education’s panel placement and a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, or as a result of having a determined intellectual disability.

‘We may all be different fish, but in this school we swim together!’

Key Focus Areas

Key focus areas for Special Education at Port Hacking High School include:

  • Supporting students with emotional regulation
  • Transitions
  • Organisation
  • Time management
  • Social awareness and social interactions

Students also participate in whole school programs including:

  • Choir
  • Band
  • SRC
  • Peer support
  • Sport
  • Wellbeing initiatives
  • Incursions and excursions, including Year 7 camp.

Educational Pathways

Educational pathways and programs for students include access to regular stage/age outcomes, the Years 7-12 Life Skills Curriculum, and partial integration into mainstream classes. Our dedicated faculty provides individualised educational support to enhance student learning outcomes, and wellbeing, across Key Learning Areas including English, Maths, Science and Technology, HSIE, Technical and Applied Science, Design and Technology, Creative and Performing Arts, Languages and PDHPE. Success is driven by adjustments to teaching and learning, continuous monitoring of student progress and achievements, and close collaboration with parents/carers, health care agencies, and educational services.