Special Needs Education
EPIC provides Special Education to students who have special needs, those identified with a Learning Disability.
The College has facilities to cater for students who have low levels of cognitive and/or language skills within an extent that enables them to participate in a mainstream classroom with differentiated instruction. Intervention and support for these students are offered by a team of staff comprising of a Special Education Coordinator, Integration Aides, Psychologist, Speech Pathologist and the School Counsellor.
The educational needs of underachieving students are keenly analysed through a referral process whereby teachers fill in a referral form for identification of Learning Disabilities. Cognitive and Language Assessments are done as required by the Psychologist and Speech Pathologist. Teachers are given reports about the individual learning needs of these students highlighting the specific teaching strategies to be used.
Individual Learning Plans are developed by teachers to cater for students with special educational needs. They are provided with differentiated work. Students with Learning Disabilities are provided with support from Integration Aides in the classroom on a regular basis during time-tabled sessions. They also have individual sessions with the Psychologist, Speech Pathologist and School Counsellor as required. They are encouraged to participate in external competitions and national level tests. Teachers give advanced tasks in the class to challenge and enhance their skills.
EPIC offers an inclusive curriculum and services that cater for individual needs of students.
Gifted and Talented Education
Enrichment and Extension Program is offered for high achieving and talented students. There is also a referral process to identify the dominant skills and strengths of high achieving and talented students.
High-achieving and talented students are directed to Master Classes.