At the Ipswich Special School we provide educational programs for students with a broad range of abilities, learning characteristics and needs aged between three and eighteen. All students have had their educational adjustment needs profiled under Education Queensland guidelines. All students have been diagnosed with an intellectual disability and many have also been diagnosed with Autism, hearing impairment, visual impairment and/or physical impairment.
Some of our students also have specialised health needs and all students have needs associated with their communication skills. Students who attend our school undertake their learning activities in the following programming sectors – ECDP (age 3 years to 5 years) and Early Years (Prep and years 1 and 2), Middle Years (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6), Junior Secondary (Years 7, 8, 9 and 10) and Senior Secondary (Years 11, 12, Extension). Classes in our school are sometimes non-graded to provide flexibility for students of similar ability, educational needs and age to be grouped together for learning programs.
For every student our aim is the same: To provide a safe learning environment that prepares students to be independent and resourceful.