About

Carson Street School was one of the first schools to be granted Independent Public School status in 2010, and was also selected as one of the first Teacher Development Schools in Western Australia.

The school community is justifiably proud of this formal recognition of its programs and practices.

Carson Street School is adapting its facilities and services to the current inclusive educational climate, and is ready to play a positive role in the education of special needs students in the future.

School & Family Relationship
The staff believe that the influence of a student’s family is extremely important to a child’s progress and achievement; therefore co-operation between home and school is vital.  Home-school diaries, regular newsletters and special activity days keep parents informed and involved in their child’s learning program. Portfolio assessment is used and an annual report is provided to parents at the end of the year.

Individual Needs
Detailed attention is paid to students’ individual needs. Planning, monitoring and assessment of students using Individual Education Plans and high-quality teaching and learning programs result in maximising outcomes for our students. High expectations drive improvements and the school aims at providing a happy, safe and caring environment for students and staff.

Communication
Staff members are skilled in promoting communication through the use of Alternative and Augmentative Communication strategies, including Aided Language Stimulation and the use of PODD (Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Displays). The latter is effectively supporting a marked improvement in many students’ communication. Computer and other assistive technologies are often used as a means of promoting independent learning.

Early Intervention
With the general movement towards inclusion, early intervention has become a priority, and our staff members believe they can play a valuable role in preparing many young children with disabilities for inclusive learning environments, as well as providing an exemplary program for those who remain with us for their primary schooling.

Early Intervention opportunities, including our unique Conductive Education – Parent and Child and My Time programs are highly effective due to the expertise of our staff, the quality of the learning opportunities and the way we work with parents and other professionals.