High Needs Learning Setting (Arrunga)

Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta celebrates the opening of St Luke’s Arrunga School in 2021

Embracing diversity and offering inclusion for students with High Support Needs


 

St Luke’s Arrunga School is Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta’s new high support needs setting opening in 2021. Arrunga will serve students from Kindergarten to Year 6 in 2021 and will be expanded to serve students from Kindergarten to Year 12 in future years.

Arrunga will enrol students who have a diagnosis of moderate intellectual disability as a primary disability and low adaptive functioning.

Arrunga will be a purpose built learning environment which promotes a personalised approach to the needs and adjustments that students with a moderate intellectual disability and low adaptive functioning require.

Similar settings, Wiyanga located at St Patrick’s Marist College at Dundas and Kirinari at Xavier Catholic College in Llandilo, enrol students from Years 7-12.

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Arrunga High Support Needs Learning Centre

Personalised Learning Plans

Each student will have a personalised learning plan that is created in collaboration with their parents/carers/guardians, setting specific goals for the student and addressing any barriers or challenges they may be experiencing. Through this process the teachers will design the curriculum to ensure the individual needs are met.

At Arrunga, our focus is on the Functional Academics or living skills, explicitly teaching the students about how to access and participate in their world through real life learning situations and opportunities. The focus is developing students’ capacity to be independent. Learning routines are a high priority to ensure students engage in the curriculum and optimise their learning.


Arrunga High Support Needs Learning Centre

A Unique Opportunity

St Luke’s Catholic College Marsden Park embraces St Luke’s Arrunga School as part of the broader college community. Students and families where appropriate will have access to learning experiences, activities and events within the college.


Arrunga High Support Needs Learning Centre

Enrolment

You are encouraged to begin the enrolment process at least a year in advance of the normal enrolment period to allow for assessment of the support and adjustments required for your child.

The priority criteria for students seeking enrolment in St Luke's Arrunga are the same as for all students seeking enrolment in a Catholic school in the Diocese of Parramatta.

Step 1 Submit an Expression of Interest
Step 2 You will be contacted and invited to tour the St Luke's Arrunga Learning Centre with your child and family
Step 3 Follow the normal enrolment process

If you prefer to talk to our dedicated team about your child’s need first, please contact Mrs Alma George by phone on 0407 233 622 or email studentservicesadmin@parra.catholic.edu.au

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