Malkara School is committed to providing contemporary, purposeful educational programs that are regularly evaluated to ensure individual student's learning outcomes are being achieved. Educational programs based on the Australian Curriculum are designed and delivered with maximum input from families, therapists and other professionals in a stimulating, caring environment.
The Australian Curriculum is adapted for our setting; The Carolina Curriculum for Preschool students; and Active Learning for students with high support needs. Malkara is currently a trial site for the Abilities Based Learning and Educational Support (ABLES) program. ABLES supports the teaching and learning of students with disabilities and additional needs. It provides a suite of curriculum, pedagogy, assessment and reporting resources that assist teachers in recognising and responding to the diverse learning needs of all students, and in assessing and reporting student learning and monitoring student progress. This program will possibly be implemented at Malkara in 2017.
Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) are developed for each student by the teacher in consultation with parents, psychologist and therapists. Other sources such as individual therapy and medical plans may also be used to ensure the goals are meaningful for students. Goals are reviewed continuously throughout the year. Progress is reported in the Mid Year Report in Term 3 and also in the End of Year Report.