University of Canberra High School Kaleen is a fully accessible and inclusive school where our diverse group of students are enriched and challenged through quality teaching to achieve high standards. Our innovative and dynamic educational programs are based on the Australian Curriculum and are differentiated to ensure inclusion and success for all. Every student is encouraged to be active and meaningful participants in all areas of the curriculum.
The Disability Discrimination Act (1991) and the Disability Standards for Education (2005) inform and guide our practices.
Our highly skilled staff work collaboratively with parents/carers, students and the wider community to develop programs which cater to the educational and social/emotional needs of all students. Our whole school differentiation approach to inclusive education provides an environment where young people feel safe, valued and engaged in all aspects of the school community and fosters ownership towards learning.
Our wide range of differentiated programs include:
- Disability Education Program - for students who meet the ACT criteria for intellectual disability.
- Inclusion Support Program (ISP) - for students who meet the ACT criteria in any category (includes vision and hearing).
- Gifted and Talented (G&T) - achieved through differentiated teaching and our Beyond program. (See Extension Programs)
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) - for students who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
- English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD) - for students who identify English as an Additional Language or Dialect
- International Students (IS) - for students attending from other countries
- Student Engagement Program (SEP) - for students who identify as requiring additional assistance with literacy, numeracy, social/emotional, behavioural or other academic needs.