Jackson School is a collaborative learning community for all. We aim to develop independence through safety, respect and responsibility.

We aspire to offer authentic, quality educational experiences that develop futures, create opportunities and inspire student potential; enabling our students to be valued and contributing members of the wider community. We share and celebrate our successes and achievements. Our core purpose is to provide an inclusive, rigorous learning environment that challenges and engages our whole learning community to achieve their full potential as life-long learners.

Teaching & Learning at Jackson School is proudly based on the Victorian Curriculum. The curriculum is the common set of knowledge and skills required by students for life-long learning, social development and active and informed citizenship. The school provides a rich and deep curriculum with a strong focus on literacy and numeracy. In addition to the comprehensive classroom programs offered in literacy and numeracy, an integrated inquiry curriculum program addresses the domains of Humanities and Sciences.

Specialist teachers provide instruction in Physical Education, STEM and Design Technology, Visual and Performing Arts. Digital Technologies are an integral part of 21st Century learning for our students. An Independence Curriculum incorporates the four General Capabilities of the Victorian Curriculum alongside continua for Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology. Interdisciplinary, personal and social learning are addressed within these domains and supported by a range of Outdoor Education camps and excursions, including Travel Education.

In line with DET guidelines there are 320 Hours per year (8 Hours / Week) of English and 200 Hours per year (5 Hours / Week) of Mathematics. Literacy consists of reading and viewing; writing and speaking and listening. Our students’ individual learning plan (ILP) goals in English are linked to our curriculum. We value the importance of developing good communication skills (both verbal and non-verbal) to build the foundations of reading and writing. Numeracy consists of number and algebra; measurement and geometry; and statistics and probability. Our students’ individual learning plan (ILP) goals in Mathematics are linked to our curriculum.

Our Foundation (Prep-Year 2) Curriculum follows a child-centred play-based learning approach inspired by Reggio Emilia and the Victorian Early Year Learning Development Framework (VEYLDF). This supported learning environment is strongly focused on providing children with a strong foundation of essential literacy and numeracy skills through utilising a child’s natural propensity to learn independently and collaboratively through play. In Lower Primary, Upper Primary and Lower Secondary (Years 3-8), children gradually move to an “inquiry-based” curriculum and then onto more collaborative project-based learning in Upper Secondary (Year 9&10). In Senior Secondary (Year 11&12) we also offer two differentiated pathways, including: Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) at Foundation Level and ASDAN.

Our Imaginative Play Program aims to develop to develop students’ oral language skills, together with social and cognitive (thinking) skills through imaginative play. Our program is adapted through Dr Karen Stagniti’s “Learn to Play” program, designed for therapists and educators to work with children who have developmental delays. The Gross Motor Program aims to develop students’ perceptions and understandings of their world through movement and motor experiences. The program gives students’ a variety of experiences in seeing, hearing, touching, processing, making perceptual judgements and reacting through carefully sequenced activities.

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Learning in our Prep to Year 3 classes are focussed around an inclusive and integrated play-based learning program. Learning in our Years 4 to 6…Read More

Secondary (Years 7 - 10) As part of the secondary program here at Jackson School, programs are designed to provide students with the opportunity to…Read More

In addition to providing VCE to Years 11 and 12 stduents, Jackson School also offers VCAL and an Applied Learning Program. The Victorian Certificate of…Read More

Jackson School's specialist program include the delivery of Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Design Technology, Food Technology and Physical Education.Read More

Students in Senior Secondary (Years 11/12) have the option to take part in a variety of Vocational Education programs as part of their studies. VCAL…Read More

Student Support Group (SSGs) Meetings A Student Support Group (SSG) meeting is held once a term for each student as a Parent- Teacher Interview. In…Read More

Jackson School is committed to providing its students with opportunities to learn the skills needed for their future careers. Our aim is that every student…Read More

Careers Curriculum Jackson School follows the DE Careers Curriculum Framework from Years 7-12. This has been modified to meet the needs of Jackson School students.…Read More