Eligibility

Jackson School is a state government special school and enrolment is open to students aged between 5-18 years who have a diagnosed mild intellectual disability and are funded under the DET Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD).

Our students may also have other disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD), Down Syndrome or Global Developmental Delay (GDD).

Assessments

The assessment for enrolment at Jackson School must include a cognitive assessment and the approved Vineland assessment.

Assessments must indicate that the student meets the Department of Education & Training (DET) criteria for support under the Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD).

For students wishing to enter from a mainstream school, the referring school is responsible for having assessments done, if they are required.

Students new to the system such as a Prep, student from interstate or from the Catholic / Independent School system will also require a current cognitive assessment. Please contact our enrolments team to further discuss the requirements.

Copies of letters from doctors, paediatricians, occupational, speech or physiotherapists relating to the student’s disability or medical condition are also of assistance in completing assessments and applications.

Once the cognitive assessment is completed, an Educational Needs Questionnaire (ENQ) is carried out for funding purposes.

Further documents that are required to complete the enrolment include:

  • Enrolment forms – these can be obtained from the Enrolment Coordinator
  • A copy of the student’s birth certificate, passport or visa or letter of confirmation of residency status
  • A copy of the student’s immunisation records. This can be obtained from the Medicare website.
  • Medicare card
  • Copies of any medical plans, ie asthma, allergy, epilepsy or anaphylaxis
  • A list of any medications taken by the child at school

 

School Tours

A tour of the school is an essential part of our initial contact with prospective families and we are happy to arrange these for parents and students. Contact our enrolments team on 03 9366 4322 or use the button below to organise a tour.

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