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The Ross Hill Support Unit is a fun and exciting Special Education setting catering for students with moderate and severe intellectual disabilities. Teachers and School Learning Support Officers (formerly known as Teacher's Aides) ensure that appropriate strategies are being used in the classroom to assist learning styles and provide success to all students.

Mrs Johns is the Assistant Principal of Special Education and the teacher of K-6J. Mrs Johns is assisted by Mrs Wallis. Mrs Grace teaches K-6G and Mrs Enersen assists her each day.

Shannon @ Ross Hill

The "You Can Do It!" program is promoted in each class and incorporates the five senses using sensory boxes for optimum success. Individual Education Plans are developed in partnership with parents and specify their child's academic, personal and social and emotional goals and the method to be used to obtain these goals. Each fortnight a new theme and big book is introduced with all Key Learning Areas based around the theme.

Students in the Support Unit enjoy a range of other activities within the school week during our Community Access and Living Skills programs. These include cooking, sensory play, personal grooming, shopping and swimming.

Daily use of technology is important with students interacting and participating in activities on the Smart board, I Pads and class computers.

Our Support Unit

Some of our students integrate into mainstream classes for afternoon activities, sport and grade excursions. This allows students to socialise with their peers and build positive relationships with others in the school.

We also provide opportunities for every student in the school to visit the Support Unit with their class during our reverse integration program. This is a fun and enjoyable time for all.

The Ross Hill Support Unit is a happy and settled place where students thrive on participating in practical hands on activities in a safe, welcoming and friendly environment.

 

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Helping Kids Learn
Helping Kids Learn

 


Study Ladder
Study Ladder

Spelling City.com
Spelling City
a great spelling tool

Cool Maths games

 

Children's BBC
Maths
activities on the BBC

 

EdHeads
Great Science activities

Nourish -the fun way to learn about nutrition

  The Support Unit Blog

Support at Sport

Each week during sport we have been learning about different games. This week we played tennis. It was so much fun!"

Sport shots
Emi and Shannon
Sport shots
Jessica, Jack, Deakin and Joshua
Sport shots
Jack
Sport shots
Sam
21st March 2013

 


Reverse Integration 2013

We are really excited about having each class at Ross Hill participate in our Reverse Integration Program again this year. Our Reverse Integration Program allows students from the rest of Ross Hill Public School learn what happens in the support unit.

We appreciate all the wonderful teachers who welcome some of our students into their class for integration opportunities each day.

Again this year we would like to offer more reverse integration activities so that all students at Ross Hill have the opportunity to socialise with students in the Support Unit. In 2011-2012 our Program was well received by both students and staff so we believe that this is a worthwhile activity for all to participate in. Our family having fun

Research claims that “in integrated school environments, regular class students are provided unique opportunities to learn first-hand about human differences and similarities and how to approach and interact with members of society who have severe disabilities. Researchers have found that, generally speaking, nondisabled students who have had opportunities to interact with students with severe disabilities hold more positive and accepting attitudes toward them than do students who have not had such opportunities (e.g., Voeltz, 1982). Such interactions can also reduce nondisabled students' fear of students with severe disabilities and promote understanding (McHale & Simeonson, 1980).”

We would like to welcome each class on their set day of either a Monday or Wednesday afternoon at 2.00pm and the activities will run until approximately 2.30-2.45pm. We look forward to seeing everyone soon!

Support Unit Staff and Students

 

12th March 2013

 


New About Us

Visit our About Us tab (above) for more information about us in 2013.

 

13th February 2013

 


Support Unit Activities


Deakin is constructing a car
Josh had fun during Science Day
Jesse is icing a cookie
Shayne is enjoying listening to a story read by Mrs White.
Corey and Shannon having fun in the cart
Joshua was excited to see how experiments worked.
Joshua B is happy to see the rabbits
Joshua-James liked completing Maths activities.
28th August 2012

 


Our Visit to Danthonia

This week we visited the children at Danthonia Community school. We had a lot of fun!

Deakin is constructing a car
Deakin is constructing a car
Jesse is icing a cookie
Jesse is icing a cookie
Corey and Shannon having fun in the cart
Corey and Shannon having fun in the cart
Joshua B is happy to see the rabbits
Joshua B is happy to see the rabbits
Joshua-James is enjoying the bus trip
Joshua-James is enjoying the bus trip

   
12th June 2012

 


K-6J

K-6J have been busy completing assessment tasks and having fun out in the sun!

Jack
Jack is working in 1C during an afternoon session
Shayne (Sue helping)
Jesse is playing sport with 2K.
25th May 2012

 


K-6G

The Support Unit are now doing a fortnightly blog.

This week K-6G have been working hard during Mathematics.

Jack
Joshua and Shannon are completing addition tasks
Shayne (Sue helping)
Joshua and Shannon are completing addition tasks
25th May 2012

 


Who will be my Mother? - K-6J

K-6J have been reading the big book "Who will be my mother?" and exploring balloon painting.

Jack
Jack having fun with green paint.
Shayne (Sue helping)
Sue is helping Shayne paint with a balloon.
5th May 2012

 


Healthy Foods - K-6G

This week K-6G have been learning about healthy foods.

Emi
Emi is making a pineapple stained glass window using cellophane.
Joshua-James
Joshua-James is making a healthy sandwich during cooking.
5th May 2012

 


Our Blog is changing...

Our blog is changing to bring us more in line with the rest of the school. You can see the older blog entries in the "Archived News" tab above.

1st May 2012

 

 

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Joshua @ Ross Hill Support Unit

 

  K - 6G Archived Blog
  Term 1 - 2012
   
Week 4 Week 5 Week 6
Week 7 Week 8 Week 9
Week 10    

 

  K - 6J Archived Blog
  Term 1 - 2012
   
Week 4 Week 5 Week 6
Week 7 Week 8 Week 9
Week 10    

 

 

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