Modbury Special School
John Duthie attended the Art Auction event at the Modbury Special School, representing the Dignity Party. The night was a celebration of the achievements of the students. The efforts of the school, teachers, and parents were also recognised. So many proud and happy faces joining together on a night that raised thousands of dollars for student equipment, including iPads.
The school recognises that each child has individual needs, abilities, and strengths. The learning environment and curriculum are personalised to suit the individual child. Modbury Special School provides structured teaching via Positive Behaviour Support, communication, sensory regulation and differentiation of curriculum.
The principal, Cam Wright, acted as auctioneer. John selected and bid on a piece of art that will look great in his new house. The house will feature art, with all artists having a disability. The night ended with a silent auction, and the Adelaide Crows signed football sold for $85, and the Port Adelaide Power signed football sold for $200.
John was able to speak to parents about their children and the school. Every parent had a glowing recommendation for the school.
More about Modbury Special School
The following is from the school’s strategic directions for 2017-2019
Modbury Special School’s priority is the provision of the highest quality schooling for students with disabilities & complex learning needs focusing on effective personalised learning & development, family and community engagement and innovative teaching.
Modbury Special School is an educational centre for students with intellectual and associated disabilities. The school has an enrolment of approximately 160 students ranging from reception to year 12. Modbury Special School has classes across four sites. These include Modbury South Primary and Highbury Primary Schools catering to primary students in a mainstream setting; and the Pathways Program at Modbury High School focusing on post-schooling opportunities. The original Modbury Special School site gives students access to purpose-built teaching and learning spaces, living skills, art, gym/hall facilities and a sensory room. This site also provides programming options for students with higher levels of educational and sensory need. Due to the complex needs of students, Modbury Special School has developed positive working partnerships with families, agencies, community and higher learning educational centres.