At St Mark’s College we cater for all students. We recognise the uniqueness of all students and the importance of providing positive opportunities to develop and nurture each individual’s gifts. Our classrooms accommodate those with diagnosed disabilities and learning difficulties under the guidance of a specialised Special Education Teacher. There are a variety of learning needs in every classroom and an inclusive model of education is supported.
At St Mark’s College we believe that we must:
St Mark’s College is committed to the inclusion of all students, acknowledging that students with disabilities may have special educational needs in the school setting and adjustments are made accordingly. For students with special education needs, at the time of enrolment close liaison occurs between families, the Principal, Special Education Teacher and Catholic Education SA personnel. This will be followed up with an Individual Education Plan. Ongoing monitoring of the student’s needs, evaluation of the learning program and reviews will take place. Allied Health Professionals visit the school weekly and liaise with both parents and teachers.
In addition to classroom support, our students are supported with the Learning Assistance Partnership Program (LAPP).
To discuss your child’s individual needs, or for further information about the range of learning support programs at St Mark’s College, please contact:
Special Education Coordinator
P 08 8633 8862
As they grow, children face a range of issues, at school, within friendship groups or at home. As a College, we want to support our students through life's challenges, equipping them with positive ways to cope.
Our students at both our Primary and Secondary campuses are supported by an onsite School Counsellors, Ellen Bunfield & Susan Read, who provide a friendly, private and confidential service to assist with a range of school and personal issues. Ellen is the Bosco Campus school counsellor, she is an experienced counsellor who studied a Bachelor of Social Work at University of South Australia. Susan is the Benedict school counsellor. She has been a qualified social worker since 2004 and has a daughter who attends St Marks as a reception.
Students and their families can make an appointment during and outside of school hours, depending on availability.
This free service is accessible to all students, families with concerns about their child can also contact the School Counsellor for support. Information revealed to School Counsellors remains confidential, and will not be repeated to teachers, parents or anyone without permission (unless there is risk of harm or danger). If you do not wish for your child/ren to receive school counselling services, please notify the Principal in writing
The School Counselling program assists students with issues such as: