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Empowering and Supporting Learning
Iona endeavours to provide a nurturing environment for students who require a higher level of support for learning assistance.
Iona College strives to achieve an inclusive environment where all students can experience success in the classroom. A focus on inclusion over segregation is a vision that sets us apart. A classroom provides opportunity to develop multiple areas such as academic growth, personal wellbeing or character strengths.
Dedicated staff work closely with students and their parents to identify strengths, specific needs and areas of concern and develop a program that encourages learning and maximises ability. This is achieved through collaboration with classroom teachers, differentiated activities, scaffolding for assessment and support with social and emotional needs. Each of these empowers students to become independent learners.
The Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD) take place every year.
The NCCD is a collection that counts the number of school students receiving an adjustment and / or support due to disability. The level of adjustment they are receiving to access education on the same basis as other students. Students are counted in the NCCD if they receive ongoing adjustments at school due to disability.
This adjustment allows them to access education on the same basis as a child without disability. The NCCD uses the definition of disability in the Disability Discrimination Act 1992.
Schools provide this information to education authorities.