The Enrolment of Students into Nemarluk school is in line with the process outlined in the DoE Enrolment of Students with Disabilities in Special Schools and Special Centres Policy. The policy articulates the entry criteria and enrolment process for students enrolling in Special Schools and Special Centres:
Primary, Middle and Senior Years the entry criterion is:
1.3.1 significantly below average intellectual functioning (IQ of 70 or below on an individually administered IQ test), and
1.3.2 concurrent deficits in adaptive functioning2 (functioning in the bottom 2% in areas such as communication, self-care, social/interpersonal skills, functional academic skills, work, health and safety) with multiple needs, and
1.3.3 requiring intensive support needs and a highly individualised program to allow access to, and participation in, the curriculum.
Early Years (P-3) the entry criterion is:
1.3.4 General intellectual ability two or more standard deviations below mean on an individual test of intelligence or other evidence of significantly delayed intellectual development should the student’s disabilities prevent standardised assessment, and
1.3.5 Score of two or more standard deviations below mean on a standardised assessment of adaptive behaviour for composite score or in at least two areas:3 communication skills, self-care, home living, social and or interpersonal skills, use of community resources, self-direction, leisure,
health and safety.
The process to be used by schools in relation to determining whether a student is eligible for placement in Nemarluk School is outlined below or view through link.
Placement will be at the closest facility to the students’ home address that has the capacity to meet the student’s needs. It is also acknowledged that parents/carers have responsibility to provide relevant documentation for consideration of placement.