New Hope School is a caring Christian school community that caters for students with a moderate level of Intellectual delay.
New Hope School provides a comprehensive education program covering all areas of the NSW curriculum. Class programs take into account the diverse needs of the students as well as ensuring that the learning is meaningful and relevant. Staff are informed through professional development experiences regarding syllabus updates and best practice based on research for educating and supporting students with diverse needs.
Excursions provide first hand learning experiences to supplement the class programs.
Developing Individual Education Plans are an important aspect in determining the studentís performance abilities and setting appropriate goals and outcomes that will address the needs of the student. Individual Education Plans are developed in consultation with parents or caregivers and may include other professionals if desired. Individual Education Plans (IEP) focus on areas specific to each students needs and may include areas such as communication, academic, social skills and behaviour.
At New Hope School we recognise that technology use is one way in which personalised and differentiated learning can be achieved. It can enable teachers to provide a learner-focused teaching and learning classroom environment.
New Hope School employs a specialist music teacher to provide a variety of musical experiences for the students. Music can enhance studentís creativity as well as helping them to reason, think, solve problems and develop communication and social skills.