Balmain Campus has Support Unit classes for students with physical disabilities or autism. Each class has a specialist teacher and school learning support officer (SLSO).
As a faculty we aim to enhance the abilities and skills of our students so that they are best equipped for life after school. To do this each student is provided with an individual education plan or individual transition plan. These plans reflect the real life learning needs of the students within the framework of the curriculum documents provided by NESA. Within the Support Unit there is a strong focus on literacy and numeracy as well as a comprehensive social skills program.
The Support Unit curriculum also focuses on functional skills and outcomes through our Community Access, Travel Training and Work Experience Programs.
The Support Unit aims to provide the students with the opportunity to learn new skills in a supportive environment, as well as providing as much access to mainstream classes and curriculum as the students are capable of achieving. Students are also provided with ongoing involvement in whole school activities such as excursions, MAAD night, school plays and sporting events.