From the Principal

Hello and welcome to our website. I hope you will find this informative and interesting. If you would like more information regarding our school, please feel free to come and visit. We enjoy meeting new people and showing off the wonderful work we achieve at our school.

Maddington Education Support Centre (ESC) is a public school. Children diagnosed with an intellectual or intellectual/ physical disability or ASD may qualify to enrol at the ESC if all criteria have been approved and the application is signed off by District Office. 
All students have been placed into Maddington ESC in accordance with Schools Resourcing procedures.

This Education Support Centre has the capacity to provide an education for 40 students (current enrolment 30). 

In 2017 we have four separate Education Support Classrooms. These range from K/K to year 6. We run a rotational program each morning at the centre for our core subjects of Maths and English. This ensures that all our students have 1:1 tuition all morning until Lunch. After lunch the class returns to a whole and subjects such as science, social/life skills and IT are delivered. We follow the WA curriculum. We have a kitchen garden and we all enjoy the time spent working with the trees and plants.

The school is on a shared campus with Maddington Primary School. A noticeable feature in Maddington ESC is the strong working relationship it has with Maddington Primary School. Together both schools are called Maddington School. Staff from both schools, are committed to inclusive practices and work collaboratively, to ensure all students will benefit from inclusive education.

The ESC places an emphasis on rewards for positive and improved behaviours with reward excursions each term and the establishment of tangible reward systems in each classroom. A principal’s treasure chest is accessed by one child from each class every Friday. 1.2.3 Magic was introduced into all four classrooms at the ESC and a refresher course was attended by staff to assist children who had difficulties with compliance and on-task behaviours. A positive emphasis resulted in the reduction in withdrawals and suspensions and an almost total absence of the use of unacceptable language. Maddington ESC incorporates strong social skills emphasis in all areas of the teaching components. This year the continuation of the PATHS programme (promoting alternative thinking strategies) was important in helping change potentially challenging behaviours. The teaching of the core values; Care, Courtesy, Respect and Responsibility were essential to the process. A whole school approach, ensure that all children are taught essential strategies for anger management and communicating positively with people. Staff help model the strategies and this is significant for our student cohorts who learn by visual means. Students use these strategies. The CAPS program (Community Access Program) continues each year to help students generalise skills learnt in the centre ie; money skills, life skills and communication in the community.

Added to this spirit of cooperation and inclusion, Maddington Primary School and Maddington ESC share a joint P&C and School Council. The committed parents and staff involved, reflects the strong partnership of all members of our school community, to support the learning outcomes of all the students of “Maddington School”. 

This year all parents were invited to meet with the principal at the centre to discuss issues, initiatives and any developments happening at the ESC. Ideas were shared and issues dealt with in a timely manner.