Inclusive education means that all students attend and are welcomed by Oakridge International School into the least restrictive learning environment. That often means students learn in age-appropriate, regular classes and are supported to learn, contribute and participate in all aspects of the life of the school.
Inclusive education is about how we develop and design our school, classrooms, programs and activities so that all students learn and participate together.
All children benefit from inclusive education. It allows them to:
- Develop individual strengths and gifts, with high and appropriate expectations for each child.
- Work on individual goals while participating in the life of the classroom with other students their own age.
- Involve their parents in their education and in the activities of their local schools.
- Foster a school culture of respect and belonging. Inclusive education provides opportunities to learn about and accept individual differences, lessening the impact of harassment and bullying.
- Develop friendships with a wide variety of other children, each with their own individual needs and abilities.
- Positively affect both their school and community to appreciate diversity and inclusion on a broader level.
Inclusive education is for everybody. However, individual needs may mean that some students need to spend time out of regular class for a particular purpose. There are always exceptions, but they are in fact EXCEPTIONS.
At Oakridge you can expect the school to provide an Individual Education Plan. This is a plan designed for one student and is a truly individualized document. The IEP creates an opportunity for teachers, parents, school administrators, related services personnel, and students (when appropriate) to work together to improve educational results for our students with disabilities. The IEP is the cornerstone of a quality education for each child with a disability. There is also a plan to support teachers and students through good inclusive practices —like collaboration, team work, innovative instructional practices, peer-strategies, and more.
- Inquiry - Please contact our SPED department for more information about INCLUSION.
- Submission of Requirements:
- Clinical Diagnosis by Developmental Pediatrician
- Psychoeducational Analysis
- Eye Test Result
- Hearing Test Result
- Previous Report Cards, Narrative Reports and IEPs (Individualized Educational Plan)
Vocational Education for SPED
Vocational Education in SPED Department equips special needs students with useful competencies and skills to be gainfully employed, integrate successfully into society, and lead independent and satisfying lives. The new framework outlines the philosophy, vision, objectives and learning outcomes of vocational education. It also includes a series of guides to help SPED teachers and professionals to implement a structured programme of vocational education for their students with special needs. The guides will address the following areas:
- Vocational Assessment Toolkit to help gather each student’s Skills,Knowledge, Interests and Preferences (SKIP) to plan and review their Individualised Education Plans for positive job outcomes;
- Vocational Guidance to guide the students in matching their SKIP to suitable vocations;
- Curriculum for competencies and skills for employability to equip the students with industry-specific skills and social emotional competencies and work habits to become employed and stay employed; and
- Work Experience to facilitate multiple work experiences for students in authentic work settings while still at school so as to help them to make better decisions about their eventual career choices. At the same time, students could apply and hone important work-related skills and work habits under the supervision and guidance of a job coach, before transiting into industry-based settings.
*For more information about the Vocational Preparation of our SPED Department, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Jayson Farro at 09065255035.