Curriculum Overview and Frameworks

The Core Curriculum aims for each student to develop knowledge, skills and understanding to achieve maximum functional outcomes in their lives both now and in the future.

The Core Curriculum areas are delivered as ongoing subjects during each students time at school and cover:

  • Practical Literacy/Communication
  • Practical Numeracy
  • Information Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Independent Living Skills
  • The Arts
  • Transition Education
  • Science

SACE and Australian Curriculum:

In years 8 and 9, students follow the Australian Curriculum with relevant learning in each of the curriculum areas aligned to their NEP (Negotiated Education Plan) goals.

Prior to year 10, the student, parent/caregiver and significant other agencies discuss SACE options that support planning for the student’s future pathways.

Students have the opportunity to study SACE in years 10 – 12 and the school offers a broad range of modified SACE subjects and students can receive a modified SACE certificate.

Communication and Literacy

Effective and functional communication is vital for students, now and in the future! We offer various communication methods to accommodate the individual needs of all our students, such as:

  • Traditional reading, writing and spelling
  • Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
  • Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display(PODD)
  • Sign Language (AUSLAN and/or Makaton)
  • Proloquo2Go (iPad)
  • Health & Physical Education

Transition Education:

Pathways after School

Pathways after school are divided into three distinct groups: Day Options, Supported Employment and Open Employment. The Special Education Campus at Roma Mitchell Secondary College offers a Transition Pathways Day Placement program. Placement is one day per week in either a school-based, out of school or simulated work environment, or participation in activities likely to be accessed in Day Options programs, as appropriate to each student’s needs and abilities.

Work Experience program

We offer a school-based work experience program, teaching skills and ethics designed to help students make the transition smoothly from school to work.

As well, external work experience opportunities may be identified as suitable options for students, which will be supported by the School according to a student’s individual mobility and ability.