School Overview

Errington Special Education Centre provides a safe, caring, social and emotional environment for children with a range of physical and intellectual disabilities, coupled with medical conditions.

We have classes that range from Reception through to Year 12.

The school promotes independence and supports student learning. Students are placed at Errington via a regional panel process administered by the Department for Education through meeting relevant intellectual and disability criteria, which involves our Principal and members of the regional support team.  Families are unable to enroll students directly with the school, however we will guide families in the right direction to reach appropriate contacts to support you with this process.

Students generally remain at Errington until the completion of modified SACE, whereby they are supported with transition to a variety of post school options. During their time at Errington students have a range of opportunities to grow and develop whilst having strong support networks surrounding them. Through a diverse range of educational programs and experiences they are encouraged and supported to be participating members of the community.

Students with complex needs are supported through a case management approach. This may involve other agency support eg, District Support personnel, and Outside Agencies (eg Autism SA, Disability SA, Novita). This approach also involves regular case planning meetings to review progress, problem solve, discuss additional strategies, develop action plans and also celebrate success. Parents/Caregiver are also integral to this process. Not only are you important stakeholders but they also bring a wealth of knowledge about your son or daughter. Effective communication and working in close partnership between home and school means consistency in goal setting, planning and implementation of strategies across both environments to further support the student and enhance learning.

School General Information

Student enrolment:      114 full time students
Class sizes:                  up to 8 students
Full Time Equivalent Teaching Staff:            15.6
Full Time Equivalent Non-teaching Staff:     21.3