Welcome to Port Augusta Special School
Port Augusta Special School provides modified and alternative learning programs for students identified with intellectual (and other) disabilities from Reception to Year 12. Enrolment occurs
after assessment and recommendation by guidance officers and disability coordinators and in consultation with families. There is a strong focus on literacy and numeracy, skills for living and independence, and social skills and communication.
A number of agencies, such as Novita and Autism SA, provide consultative services. Students have the opportunity to participate in an extended swim program, the Premier's Reading and Be Active Challenges, the annual basketball carnival for students with disabilities (in Adelaide)
and local community excursions.
Post-compulsory students are enrolled in the new South Australian Certificate of Education
(SACE) as part of a transition plan to adult life, and can participate in a comprehensive work experience program which includes community and school-based work. Class sizes generally have
no more that 10 students and learning is supported by a full time teacher and school service
officer in every class.