In 2013 we expect to have between 108 and 115 students enrolled across our campuses.
Teaching and support staff work in professional learning teams to plan units of work, class programs, excursions, camps, inclusion programs etc. They share ideas and expertise and engage in a wide range of professional learning to support and enhance the learning of our students. There is collaboration with staff from Therapy ACT as well as a range of government and non-government agencies.
We have early childhood and primary classes. Class sizes average 6 students per group (8 students in the ECC). Each class group is staffed by a teacher and at least one Learning Support Assistant (LSA). The numbers of staff within each class varies according to the number of students and their level of need. Students are placed into class groups based primarily on age but levels of need are also taken into consideration.
The early childhood area consists of The Early Childhood Unit (ECU) , The Early Childhood Centre (ECC) and two Autism Intervention Units (AIUs) . The ECC is located at Southern Cross Early Childhood School. The AIUs are located at Giralang and Flynn. The ECU includes Connect 3, our mainstream 3 year old program.
Achieving Independence and Mobility (AIM) Program
In 2011 the AIM program was established at Cranleigh.
To increase the students’ independence in the following key areas
We successfully applied for a grant from The Education and Training Directorate that has allowed us to develop and expand the program through access to study tours, professional learning and specialist staff. The AIM program is the subject of an action research project during 2011/12 to inform future directions for the program. In 2013 two classes will operate using the AIM principles.