Northern Support School is a Learning Services North, Department of Education support school, situated in the Launceston suburb of Ravenswood, Tasmania. Our school caters for students with disabilities from Kindergarten to Year 12, providing a specialised educational provision for more than 100 students.
There are 13 classes and numerous specialist classes including rebound, crash circuit, garden, community access, music, arts, HPE and protective behaviours based on the SoSAFE program. All classes follow the underlying principles of the TEACCH program; the highly structured routine and visual supports inherent in this system have proved to be highly beneficial to all our students. We also embrace a multi-modal communication approach by respecting and using all students’ augmentative and alternative communication.
We focus on cultivating students’ strengths and interests, improving educational outcomes and leading school improvement in support education underpinned by the DoE values of respect, growth, courage and aspiration.