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Students with additional needs

The school is committed to the development of all students throughout their school years. We provide a range of dedicated professionals and programs to support and guide students in collaboration with staff and parents.

Students with diverse learning needs

The Achievement and Development Centre (ADC) at our school provides learning support for students identified as having diverse learning needs. Students are identified in a variety of ways that might include some or all of the following:

  • NAPLAN test results

  • A student's individual learning history

  • Guidance officer reports and assessment 

  • Diagnostic testing 

  • Current assessment by classroom teachers

A range of support options is available for those students who are not meeting age cohort expectations. These might include:
  • Additional in-class support

  • Scaffolding to support access to the curriculum

  • Adjustment to assessment

  • Adjustment to programs

  • Lunchtime tutorials

  • Study groups

  • Homework club

  • After school tutorials

Students with disabilities

The school's Achievement and Development Centre (ADC) has been identified by Education Queensland as managing a Special Education Program. This provides educational programs for students with verifiable disabilities in the areas of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Speech Language Disorder and Intellectual Impairment. We are also a cluster school for students with a Physical Impairment.

Student Services Support Team

The Student Services Support Team (SSST) is committed to the students, carers and staff of Rochedale State High School. The Student Services Support Team consists of:

  • Guidance Officers who help identify factors that can be barriers to learning and development. The Guidance Officers assist in planning interventions and programs that are designed to achieve positive outcomes for students.

  • Chaplain or community worker, whose role it is to provide extra support needed in the school environment.

  • Youth Health Nurse who works to create a more positive, healthy school environment

  • Youth Support Coordinator is employed by DETE. The coordinator's role is to work with and support students who are at risk of disengaging from school.

The SSST connects students with support in some of the following ways:

  • Health concerns

  • Relationships

  • Personal and family problems

  • Referral to community and government agencies

  • Healthy eating, exercise, weight and eating problems

  • Pastoral care

  • Family support in the wider community

  • Transition from high school

  • Subject selection/career decision making

  • University updates