Nhulunbuy Primary School is driven by a deep belief that every student is capable of being a successful learner. All students are to be welcomed, accepted and catered for, so that they can participate, achieve and thrive.

Inclusive education:

  • ensures that students with disability are not discriminated against and are accommodated to participate in education on the same basis as their peers
  • acknowledges and responds to the diverse needs, identities and strengths of all students
  • occurs when students with a disability and additional needs are treated with respect and are involved in making decisions about their education
  • benefits students of all abilities in the classroom and fosters positive cultural change in attitudes and beliefs about disability, in and beyond the school environment
  • contributes to positive learning, engagement and wellbeing outcomes for students

Reasonable adjustments:

  • Under both State and Commonwealth laws schools must make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to accommodate students with disability. An adjustment is a measure or action taken to assist students to participate in education and training on the same basis as their peers without a disability.
  • the school identifies reasonable adjustments in consultation with families the student and stakeholders.

Legal responsibilities:

Schools must meet their legal obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) and also the Disability Standards for Education 2005 (Cth) to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate students with disability. These obligations apply to all students with disability.