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Curriculum & Services

Learning & Teaching

Inclusive Education 
St Mary’s College values inclusivity and equity and as such, our educational model reflects those ideals. Our students have the opportunity to study the breadth of learning experiences offered from Prep through to VCE, VCE/VET and VCAL. They are also involved in all complimentary learning opportunities such as camps, excursions and work experience as offered to all students in our partner school. Our tiered approach to intervention ranges from full inclusion in the partner school to an individualised course of study involving time in regular classes and time receiving specialist intervention with a personalised program of learning.

Building on the Victorian Curriculum, our Expanded Curriculum for DHH students covers essential areas of focus designed to improve learning outcomes and develop confidence and a positive identity. Key areas of focus include:

  • Literacy

  • Receptive & Expressive Language

  • Audiology & Listening

  • Speech Production

  • Theory of Mind

  • Self-advocacy

  • Social & Emotional Skills

  • Careers Education

Our teaching strategies follow evidenced-based practice, meaning our approaches are strongly supported by scientific research. Assessment for learning is an integral component of the educational experience at St Mary’s College, providing a constant flow of information as to how each child is progressing and informing the planning of our Teachers of the Deaf and Speech Pathologists.