Vision, Mission, Goals & Philosophy
To transform the lives of children experiencing social, emotional, behavioural disorders.
To provide a positive and therapeutic school environment for children whose social, emotional, and behavioural needs are unable to be met within mainstream education.
To work intensively with children to develop the learning and coping strategies which will allow them to re-enter mainstream education with healthy self-respect, established work habits, and acceptable behaviours.
To achieve this goal, children are treated respectfully as individuals, given responsibility for their own behavioural choices, taught to be resourceful in solving problems, and accepted as valued members of the school community.
Children are encouraged at all times to seek positive rather than negative ways of belonging.
The Currajong School is committed to providing a positive and therapeutic school experience for children presenting with significant social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.
The educational program at Currajong has been designed to meet the needs of these young students, with social and emotional learning as an integral component of the curriculum.
The Currajong School operates within the framework of a nurture approach, where learning is understood developmentally, and all behaviour is viewed as communication.
The classroom offers a safe base for vulnerable children whose complex social and emotional needs have become a barrier to both their learning and their wellbeing.
With the nurture approach students’ social and emotional development and learning is supported and enhanced, and the opportunity provided for them to reach their greatest potential.