Mansfield Campus Day Students
The program at our Mansfield Campus is individualised and flexible. We have a strong emphasis on health and wellbeing, building relationships and building a students confidence in independent living skills and life.
The school is committed to offering students a safe and supportive environment which allows students a chance to explore a range of activities and interest areas. The program has an overall focus on building on a students strengths. We emphasise the development of skills for general health and wellbeing to enhance an individuals self esteem and confidence in participating in everyday life.
Mansfield Campus has an early intervention program for pre school children as well as three classrooms for students up to the age of 18 years. We also have specialist teachers who visit weekly to take students in music, specialised yoga sessions, equine facilitated learning and massage by a qualified masseuse.
All students have individualised learning plans with specific goals related to the academic, social and
emotional learning needs of the individual student. We take a holistic view when planning and encourage paediatricians and allied health staff to participate and contribute the individuals learning plan.
Our school is located at 81 Highett St Mansfield.
Step 1: Families express interest for the school by contacting MASS office and providing a copy of the child’s autism diagnosis
Step 2: An Initial Access Interview for Mansfield Autism Statewide Services will be conducted at the potential students place of residence or the school
Step 3: A School Tour: The interview and tour are intended to ascertain whether the school meets your expectations and also whether our school can offer an education which is appropriate for your child.
Step 4: An offer of place – An offer of place will be made following the school tour and interview, admission is then subject to completion of the paperwork and payment of fees.
Schedule of Fees: 2020 Fees: $11,200 per annum or $56 per day for part time students
The curriculum is based on the curriculum areas of the Victorian Curriculum but is not limited to. As a small
specialised school we are exempt from teaching languages as well as digital technologies. The curriculum is flexible to meet the needs and interest areas of our students. Our curriculum has a strong focus on personal and social development within the capabilities framework as well as the health and physical education.
The Victorian Curriculum F-10 sets out a single comprehensive set of content descriptions to enable teachers to plan, monitor, assess and report on the learning achievement of each student. The objectives of the Victorian Curriculum is the same for all students, with or without a disability. The ‘Towards Foundation Level Victorian Curriculum’ provides many of our cohort of students with access to curriculum content and standards that enables students to work towards the foundation standards.
PERSONAL & SOCIAL CAPABILITIES
The Personal and Social Capability is essential in enabling students to understand themselves and others, and manage their relationships, lives, work and learning more effectively. The capability involves students learning to recognise and regulate emotions, develop empathy for others and understand relationships, establish and build a framework for positive relationships, work effectively in teams and develop leadership skills, and handle challenging situations constructively.
The Personal and Social Capability supports students in becoming creative and confident individuals with a sense of self-worth, self-awareness and personal identity that enables them to manage their emotional, mental, spiritual and physical wellbeing, with a sense of hope and optimism about their lives and the future. On a social level, it helps students to form and maintain healthy relationships and prepares them for their potential life roles as family, community and workforce members.
HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Health and Physical Education focuses on students enhancing their own and others’ health, safety, wellbeing and physical activity participation in varied and changing contexts.
Students have the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of activities that aim to increase their movement and physical activity skills. The program acknowledges student strengths and develops their physical, mental, social and emotional health. Exposure to such activities assists with expanding the student’s leisure and recreational opportunities within their community.
We allocate a third of our program towards the Health and Physical Education curriculum – this framework builds on students physical and movement skills, mental health and wellbeing, personal development and food nutrition.