Multi-age Program


Croxton School conducts a program within Thornbury Primary School. This program caters for primary-aged students from 7-12 years who have an intellectual disability. They are staffed by both a full time teacher and an ES staff member (teacher assistant). All activities and tasks are implemented in line with the Australian Essential Learning Standards Curriculum in Victorian (AusVELS).


The program focuses on students’ individual learning needs and aims to develop/extend students’ social skills within a mainstream setting. Students in the Multi-Age program participate in year level appropriate programs within the mainstream setting. Students are assisted by a Multi-Age staff member when they are actively involved in mainstream classes.


Some examples of the integration classes include Art, Sport, BounceBack! and ‘Peer Support’ (resilience and leadership programs), Indigenous Studies, LOTE (Italian), excursions and incursions and mainstream school special days (NAIDOC, Sorry Day, Writers Festival, Italian Fiesta, Autumn Harvest Festival and other special days.) The program is implemented in line with the Australian Curriculum (AusVELS).


The program also provides with the following:Individual Educational Plans, comprehensive reporting to parents, Speech, Art and Music Therapy, Specialist Staff for Health and Physical Education and Art, access to Educational Psychologist and Social Worker, Camping/sleep overs and Excursions, Swimming program, Tennis program, Bike Education program and ‘Jump Rope for Heart’ and ‘Fun Run’ programs.


All students are required to purchase and wear the relevant school uniform.


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