The aim of the Senior section is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to negotiate the environment as a young adult both at school and in their future life and learning. Our Senior school is located at our Sorrento Street campus. Students attend here from age 15 through to their final year at 18 years of age. At this stage of their schooling students commence the journey towards their post school lives. Students are encouraged to develop new skills that will increase their independence, improve social skills and allow them to manage their own behaviour. As students move through our Senior school there is an increased emphasis on preparation for life after school. Our programs aim to engage, challenge and excite students within a familiar and safe environment. Whilst there remains an academic aspect within our teaching and learning programs, the curriculum focus is on the functional aspects of numeracy, literacy and communication as the students move through to their final year.


Our program includes:

•  Numeracy and literacy
•  ICT
•  Work education
•  School canteen program
•  TAFE – Bridging to work and education
•  Community access programs
•  Vocational education programs
•  Personal training at the Broadmeadows Leisure Centre
•  Interschool Sports program
•  Individualised work experience


Post School Options and Futures for Young Adults (FFYA) are programs funded by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS); which help young people with disabilities move from school to a variety of adult training, education, and day programs according to their interests and abilities. The objective of FFYA is to plan for the future so that a student finishing school has the best opportunity to realise their goals and aspirations and to support a seamless transition to adult life.

Broadmeadows SDS supports all young adults and their families in accessing a post school placement that will assist them to continue to grow and develop. Our school provides support for students and parents in the transition from school to their chosen post school option.

 

Procedures that are completed before a student leaves school include:

•  The development of a student resume
•  The completion of a student profile
•  Site visits to a variety of post school options
•  Student orientation programs at the post school option

 

Supports for parents of a student leaving school include:

•  An EXPO incorporating information displays from local post- secondary organisations in the Hume area
•  An information session for parents and students
•  Regular meetings scheduled once a term
•  A user friendly FFYA Information booklet distributed to all parents of senior student
•  Parent tours of day services
•  Graduation assembly
•  Formal graduation lunch