Secondary Learning

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In the secondary years, our aim is to continue to build on the primary learning and to emphasise the development of skills that prepare students for life after school. Our focus is on developing skills that will help students to live and participate in the community with as much independence as possible.

In the lower secondary years (Years 7 to 10) students continue learning across the West Australian Curriculum. There is a greater emphasis on life-skills than in the primary years as students begin the ASDAN program.

In Year 11, students move to Individual Transition Plans (ITPs). ITPs are written in close collaboration with parents, the school and relevant stakeholders.

The emphasis is on life-skills in the areas of:

  • Independent Living (self-help, home and community skills)

  • Leisure & Recreation (developing skills and independence in areas of interest to the individual)

  • Career Education (work skills suitable for supported employment and supported work experience)

  • In Year 10 students also begin the endorsed ASDAN Program.

When suitable, opportunities are available for students to enrol in certificate courses at Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) such as TAFE.

In the final year of schooling, links are established between students, their families and community agencies. Burbridge School works closely with parents and providers to help make sure that the transition from school to their post school placement is smooth.

Students at Burbridge School can currently apply to remain at Burbridge School until the end of the year they turn 18 (i.e. Year 13).