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Kingswood High School

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Special education (Support unit)

Special Education Unit Overview

The Kingswood High Support Unit is a Special Education facility that is an integral and highly valued component of the wider school community. The Unit caters for up to 66 students with mild and moderate intellectual disabilities by providing a wide variety of programs that target the needs of the students. Our Support Unit is very proactive and understands the importance of planning and preparing a student for a successful transition into the Unit and into the Community.

Our Support Unit has 5 classes allocated. Students placed in the Support Unit must go through the Placement Panel at District Office prior to enrolling in the Support Unit.

Students are placed in a class that will cater best for their needs and abilities. Classes are usually set collaboratively at the end of the year. Changes may occur early to mid Term 1 in the event that the students' needs are not in the best class for their learning if possible.

Contacting your child's teacher

The Support staff are happy to talk and/or meet with parents but we ask that parents phone the school and make an appointment to ensure they speak with the teacher at a convenient time.

All parents and carers must register at the Front Office on their immediate arrival to Kingswood High School where an office staff member will contact the appropriate teacher. If you have any questions please contact your child's classroom teacher as soon as possible.

We are always happy to speak with parents, so should you have any questions now, or in the future, please contact us on (02) 4736 1202 (switch operates between 8am and 2:45pm) at your earliest convenience.

To view any of the documents below please click on the link

2022 start dates and important information

2022 Interactive Online Program 10-12O & 7-9N

2022 Interactive Online Program 10-12F, 9G & 7-9K

2022 Sports Permission Note Yrs 11 & 12

2022 Sports Permission Note Yr 7-10

To view any of the Information and Equipment Lists below please click on the link

2022 7-9K

2022 7-9N

2022 9G

2022 10-12O

2022 10-12F Mainstream

2022 10-12F

Community Access

The Unit recognises the importance of students accessing their local community in order to gain independence.
Community access encompasses:

  • Road safety awareness
  • Travel Training
  • Drivers' Education
  • Utilising local facilities
  • Excursions
  • After school social club
  • School and Inter-school sporting carnivals and Camps

School to Work Transition Program

Students' preparation for the workforce commences in year 7 where students develop basic work ethics and social competence.

As students progress they may enter into 1 or more of the follow programs:

  • Class based ‘Work Skills' Program
  • In-school Work Experience Program
  • Small Group Work Experience Program with direct teacher supervision
  • Independent Work Experience

School to Work Transition is addressed within each of the key curriculum areas

NOVA Transition invites you to a School to Employment Taster Day

Do you have a disability?
Are you finishing school soon?
Want to explore your post school options?

  • Hear from previous students and their journey to employment with NOVA Transition & NOVA Employment
  • Explore and try out NOVA Transition activities
  • Learn more about how to transition to award wage employment within the general community

Policies and Programs

To view the Work Experience Readiness Policy please read more

To view the Work Experience Program Overview please read more


Events/ Activities


Post School Options

The Support Unit maintains close links with specialist Service providers that cater for support students including;

  • TAFE, Disability Consultants - read more
  • Employment Agencies,
  • Training Course providers, and Adult Training, Learning and Support Services for people with an intellectual disability.
  • Supported Employment Service Providers - read more 
  • ADHC-(Aging, Disability and Home Care) - read more
  • Disability Employment Network Services - read here 
  • ADHC Funding Process and Programs