Students with additional needs


​Alexandra Hills State High School's Student Support Centre (SSC) is managed by Acting Deputy Inclusion, Mrs Janeen Dornom.

The Special Education Program (SEP) caters for Students who have been identified through the Education Adjustment Program (EAP) and been verified as having a low incidence disability.

In the SSC all staff work together as a team to support all associated with it (parents, students and staff).  The SSC is well resourced and staff work hard to provide students with the best opportunity to learn to the best of their ability and reach their full potential.

  • Key Focus Areas of the Program are:
  • Inclusive Practices                                          
  • Individualised support/programs
  • Outdoor supervised Courtyard area
  • Liaison with parents
  • Transition programs – from Primary School –to life in the community after school
  • Life skills, social skills, self-direction
  • Specialist support e.g. School Transition Officer, Education Qld Therapy Services, School Student Welfare Team and external agencies (ie Vision Australia)
  • Support students to achieve and maintain self-esteem and a positive self- image
  • QCIA Senior school pathway (Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement)

The SEP exists inclusively within the secondary school, the emphasis is on consolidating academic skills and communication skills to maximise the student's capacity to operate independently at school, at home at work and in social situations.  The program is for students verified with:  Intellectual Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Speech Language Impairment, Physical Impairment, Hearing Impairment and Visual Impairment.  Inclusive education practices are the basis of this program.     

All Year 7, 8, 9 & 10 students enrolled in the program have the opportunity to participate in some or all of their Core subjects in the SSC while participating in the regular classroom elective subjects.  Some students participate fully in the mainstream classes with support. All SSC student programs are coordinated and implemented in consultation with parents, students and the Deputy Principal Inclusion.

All these students have an Individual Support Plan (ISP).  The ISP focuses on identifying disability specific adjustments to support meeting a student's individual needs. Each student also has an individualised Curriculum Adjustment Placemat provided to class teachers to better support teachers in meeting their curriculum needs in the classroom.

Year 11 and 12 students access opportunities equal to their same age peers to complete  certificate TAFE courses in their areas of interest and attend training courses and activities offered by variety of community organizations.  Eligible senior students are supported in achieving a QCIA. The important aspects of this Transition are:

  • Carefully managed support in moving to an adult lifestyle
  • Assistance to build a wider ongoing support network with community organizations.

To contact Janeen please - Email

  • 8am – 4pm on school days only
  • Please send an email to address above or
  • Phone the school 3820 1446 and leave a message. 
Last reviewed 06 May 2022
Last updated 06 May 2022