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Later Years

In the Later Years of Schooling, learning is designed to provide students with opportunities to further develop communication, social competencies, self confidence and independence. Experiences expand to develop creativity, real-world knowledge and personal and shared responsibility for their learning. Greater levels of independence is encouraged. Jennings Street School provides educational experiences designed to meet every student’s diverse social, emotional and intellectual needs. STEAM, Project based alternative learning pathways, Program Tasters, MeTV, Minecraft Club and SRC are some of the experiences that promote individual growth. Personalized Career Pathways Plans (CAPS) are developed in consultation with families and students, aligned to Career Pathways.  As students move through the Later Years of Schooling, programs including authentic and functional work related experiences, training, further education and employment opportunities are tailored to pathways to teach priority skills and knowledge required for beyond school.


A scope and sequence of learning topics supports the development of skills and knowledge across broad areas of the curriculum in the Later Years.


The Learning Disciplines include;

  • English
  • Maths
  • Inquiry Based Learning; Science, Geography, History and/or Civics and Citizenship

Competencies developed include;

  • Personal and Social Capabilities
  • Critical and Creative Thinking

Learning Pathways promote programs and experiences within the following areas;

   Self Care

   Recreation and Leisure



Functional and Vocational Learning Experiences and opportunities include:

  • Canteen
  • Café
  • Horticulture
  • Travel Education
  • Work Experience
  • Volunteering
  • Electives
  • Certificated Courses
  • VET and Tafe Courses