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Quality teaching and learning support is provided by exceptional educators at St Paul's. The school is well resourced in terms of equipment and support personnel. St Paul's provides learning support services and a wide range of special needs programs. It can also provide direct assistance to students through a dynamic and vibrant learning centre and includes access to specialists in psychology and other allied health fields including occupational therapy.

Providing a meaningful and inclusive learning program, St Paul's caters for the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, social and physical dimensions of each student. It fosters the wellbeing of all students and seeks to build on each student's strengths, interests and goals. We work as a school community so that each student is empowered, supported and nurtured to become a lifelong learner filled with hope, confidence and enthusiasm to realise their true potential.

St Paul's aims to provide an inclusive mainstream learning environment that reflects the principles of the Disability Discrimination Act (1992) and the Disability Standards for Education (2005). Students are supported to be included in the activities of the school community and given opportunities and responsibilities that recognise their value to the community and provide positive learning and social experiences.

The Learning Support Team work with class teachers, families and other relevant external professionals to identify, plan and implement individualised and tailored supports to allow students to grow and foster a love of learning, as well as celebrating their abilities and progress in all dimensions of their schooling life.

The Learning Support Team also look to provide a range of social supports and programs and provide assistance to families with access to our school-based Occupational Therapist who can support a range of self-regulation, gross motor, fine motor and occupational therapy needs and goals. We have a referral system to a school psychologist and counsellor as well as our pastoral care worker who provides support for both students and families. St Paul's has also welcomed NDIS providers into the school to support student needs and aims in collaboration with a range of professionals.