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Enrolment

Enrolment

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St Philip's Christian College DALE is a place of new beginnings, full of grace and second chances. 

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Which students are eligible? 

DALE is a Dynamic Alternative Learning Environment for students in Years 3 – 11 who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder, social and emotional difficulties or a mild intellectual disability. Students/children who attend SPCC DALE must provide documentary evidence that shows they have a diagnosis meeting the criteria listed below for disability status in the areas of cognitive, mental health and/or Autism. All documentation must be provided so that the suitability of the student can be assessed by taking into account all relevant information.

Categories of Disability   

Relevant documentation to be provided

1. Cognitive (Intellectual)

1. Full scale score of 75 or less on a standardised and fall within the Mild Intellectual range

2. Assessment of adaptive skills or as detailed on psychologist report

3. Students achievement against curriculum    

2. Mental Health (Social/Emotional)

1. Diagnosis and description of behaviour that is characteristic of   mental health problems as listed in the DSM-V in the area of anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder  

 2. Description of frequency, duration and intensity of the behaviour in the home, school & community to a level that seriously affects educational functioning and emotional wellbeing

 3. Documented evidence of ongoing, individual intervention by a mental health Practioner or school councillor

 4. Description of the impact on the student’s education and a list of strategies to address the student’s needs at school  

THE ENROLMENT DECISION SURROUNDING A STUDENT WITH A DIAGNOSIS OF A BEHAVIOURAL DISORDER, AS WITH ALL DECISIONS, IS AT THE DISCRETION OF THE PRINCIPAL AND IS CONSIDERED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS    

3. Autism Spectrum Disorder

1. Diagnosis and nature of the student’s disorder as listed in DSM-V at level 1 or 2  

2. Documented evidence of developmental disability affecting verbal/non-verbal communication and social interaction

3. Functional assessment as detailed on psychologist report

4. Description of the impact on the student’s education and a list of strategies to address the student’s needs at school


Selection of Students Referral and Enrolment Process

Parents/caregivers and potential students are interviewed by the Head of Campus. The purpose of this meeting is to determine if St Philip's Christian College DALE is the best educational fit for the student. The Principal must be confident that the student and parents/caregivers are happy to work closely with DALE staff to achieve the best educational outcome for their child.

For enrolment enquiries please contact the main office on:

(02) 4949 2929

Students may be referred to St Philip's Christian College DALE by their School Counsellor, Home School Liaison Officer or Community Welfare Agency.