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Specialist programs

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Aspley State School offer a range of specialist services including the following:

BeConected iPad program

For the 2020 Apps list please view the below link.

2020 Apps list & set up guidelines (PDF, 1.40MB)

Health and physical education

The Health and Physical Education (HPE) key learning area focuses on:

  • promoting the health of individuals and communities
  • developing concepts and skills for physical activity
  • enhancing personal development.

The key learning area provides a foundation for developing active and informed members of society, capable of managing the interactions between themselves and their social, cultural and physical environments in the pursuit of good health.

Class music program

Aspley students have a music lesson once a week. These weekly lessons are part of an seven year program that feeds into secondary school. Music is one strand of the arts syllabus and as such, is part of one of the key learning areas from years one to ten.

There is no disputing the value of music to children. Research shows music study increases all areas of a child's intellectual development as well as fostering self-esteem, confidence and a positive outlook.

Instrumental music

The Queensland instrumental music program is a comprehensive tuition program in which students learn orchestral or band instruments through instruction on a group basis. Educational outcomes are maximised for all students, taking full account of individual circumstances such as their location, gender, socioeconomic situation, language and cultural background, and any impairment and special talents they may have.

The instrumental program seeks to extend a student's experience in music through group lessons and through participation in full orchestra, string orchestra, concert band, stage band or other associated chamber ensembles.

Speech services

The speech language therapy service supports students to achieve learning outcomes through a whole school approach. The speech language pathologist (SLP) engages in a range of activities including collaborative planning, membership of the student support services committee, implementation of whole class programs, professional development for teaching staff and teacher aides, assessment and intervention for individuals and small groups.

Our Education Queensland speech language pathologist, Susan Laurie, currently visits the school one day a week. If you have concerns about your child’s communication, please discuss these with your child’s class teacher.

Student support services

Student support services assist children and young people faced with learning barriers to achieve their educational and developmental potential. They provide strategies and specialised support at individual, group, school and network levels.

Student support services comprise a broad range of professionals including psychologists, guidance officers, speech pathologists, social workers and visiting teachers. Student support services officers:

  • work in collaboration with services within the community to identify and intervene early with children and young people who have additional needs or are at risk of disengagement;

  • develop the capacity of the workforce within schools to meet the needs of children and young people who have additional needs, or are disadvantaged or vulnerable, to enable them to achieve successful education and wellbeing outcomes; and

  • target the delivery of individual support services to those who require specialised expertise, assessment and intervention in order to overcome barriers to learning.

Numeracy specialist

Our numeracy specialist teacher works alongside classroom teachers to find out what children know, what they need to learn next, planning appropriate activities to further student understanding, and planning how they will work together to implement those activities.

This collaborative approach incorporates a range of activities that enable our numeracy specialist and classroom teachers to provide better learning opportunities for their students.

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Last reviewed 10 February 2020
Last updated 10 February 2020