Erskine Park High School

Pride in Achievement

Telephone02 9834 3536

Emailerskinepk-h.admin@det.nsw.edu.au

Learning support

We monitor each student's progress and provide additional learning support if this is required.

Our school uses learning programs and specialised staff where needed and we work in partnership with parents and carers to assist students who have special learning needs.

Our school is committed to working with Aboriginal parents and community members in developing personalised plans for our Aboriginal students.

Special needs support

We have a range of educational options to support students with special learning needs which require additional support.

Every student is entitled to attend a NSW public school. If our school is your local school and your first preference, we suggest you talk to our principal to discuss your child's needs and options.

Following your discussion, their learning needs will be assessed so that decisions can be made about whether they would be best suited to learning:

  • in a regular class with additional support
  • in a special class in a regular or special school.

You will be involved in any decision about the type of support.

After enrolment we will work with you and your child to continually review their learning needs at each stage of their education.

Enrolling in school

Starting a new school is a big step for all students and their families. If you are thinking about enrolment, we can help with your child's transition to our school. Please contact our principal to make an appointment to discuss.

You might like to use our school finder to research regular and special schools which have specialist classes. It is important to be aware that placement outside of our school will need to be done with the assistance of our regional team.

Already at school

If you have concerns about your child's development or progress at school, or if they have special learning needs which have changed, please contact the principal, so we can best cater for your needs.

Transition planning for Year 11 and 12 students

We provide support for students entering Years 11 and 12, through to post-school options for ocational education and training, further education or employment.

The support unit

The teaching and learning staff offer a range of programs and methods to support teachers and students throughout the school. This support is offered to individuals and in small teams.  It is focussed on engaging students and encouraging growth and improvement in developing effective teaching and learning techniques.

Our support unit at Erskine Park High School has four classes which cater specifically for our special needs students. The support provided by staff allows our strong learning programme to be delivered to all students.

The support unit exists to provide quality individualized learning programs in a safe and caring environment which encourages students to achieve their personal best and become lifelong learners.

Courses offered (life skills)

Years 7-10

  • English
  • mathematics
  • science
  • human society and its environments (HSIE)
  • technology
  • personal development, healh and physical education (PDHPE)
  • creative arts
  • languages

Years 11 and 12

  • English
  • mathematics
  • science
  • citizenship and society
  • technology
  • personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE)
  • creative arts
  • work and the community

Classes

Structured special classes are conducted for students with mild (IM) or moderate (IO) intellectual disability. There are 4 structured classes:

  • Ellis - Year 7 and 8 
  • Pearson - Year 9 and 10 (R Dunworth)
  • Hollows - Year 9 and 10 (N Gill)
  • Sturt - Year 11 and 12 (A Blom)

Support unit staff

  • Mr A Blom - Head Teacher (support unit)
  • Mrs N Gill
  • Mrs R Dunworth
  • Mrs R Pamer
  • Mr M Nolan

Student learning support officers

  • Mrs J Jones
  • Mrs S McWilliams
  • Mrs K Schafer
  • Mrs N Setter
  • Miss M Kucinic

Learning and support teachers

  • Mrs A Billiards - Head Teacher (teaching and learning equity)
  • Mrs A Romero
  • Mrs N Nix
  • Mrs C Watkins-Wilson
  • Mrs L Grady
  • Mrs A Murphy
  • Mr N Giaquinto - Aboriginal education

Reading coordinator

  • Mrs S Chalk

Library

  • Mrs B Doyle
  • Ms P Moore - Librarian Assistant

Technical support officer

  • Mr Dodson