Senior School | Years 10 – 12
At St. Mary’s College, we firmly believe that every student deserves a supportive, engaging, and inclusive learning environment. Our inclusive education team is dedicated to fostering a diverse and equitable community where every individual can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. We are committed to removing barriers, celebrating differences, and embracing the unique strengths that each student brings to our school.
What is Inclusive Education?
At St. Mary’s College, inclusive education goes beyond the mere presence of students in the classroom; it encompasses a holistic approach that values diversity and promotes the full participation of all learners. In our inclusive classrooms, students of all abilities, backgrounds, and learning styles are welcomed, respected, and given the tools to succeed. By creating an environment where each student feels valued and supported, we strive to develop their potential to the fullest.
Our Inclusive Education Philosophy:
Individualized Learning: We recognize that each student has their own unique learning pace and style. Our teachers tailor their instructional methods to accommodate diverse learning needs, ensuring that every student can grasp and apply the material effectively.
Supportive Environment: Our school culture is built on empathy, understanding, and compassion. We encourage open communication and collaboration among students, teachers, and parents to create a nurturing environment that bolsters every student’s confidence and well-being.
Accessibility: We are committed to providing accessible resources, technology, and facilities to meet the needs of all students. Our goal is to remove physical and learning barriers to ensure that no one is left behind.
Celebrating Diversity: We cherish the rich tapestry of cultures, beliefs, and backgrounds represented in our school community. Through promoting respect and appreciation for differences, we cultivate an inclusive atmosphere that enriches everyone’s educational experience.
Specialised Support: For students with specific learning requirements, our dedicated support teams work closely with teachers and parents to develop personalised strategies that cater to their needs. We strive to empower every student to reach their full potential, regardless of any challenges they may face.
Collaborative Approach: Inclusive education is a team effort. We encourage parents, teachers, and students to collaborate in shaping individual learning plans, setting goals, and tracking progress, ensuring that everyone is actively involved in the educational journey.