Stage 1B Workshop
By the end of the Stage 1B Workshop the students understand what disabilities are and the different forms of disabilities.
The students are able to identify a variety of physical and emotional needs.
Stage 1a Workshop
Uniqueness should be celebrated!
In the Stage 1A Workshop
students learn how to identify differences as a positive feature in their lives.
CURRICULUM ALIGNED
Our workshops have been mapped to the Australian Curriculum as follows:
HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM
ENGLISH CURRICULUM
  • Describe their own strengths and achievements and those of others, and identify how these contribute to personal identities (ACPPS015)
  • Describe their own strengths and achievements and those of others, and identify how these contribute to personal identities (ACPPS015)
  • Understand that people use different systems of communication to cater to different needs and purposes and that many people may use sign systems to communicate with others (ACELA1443)
CONCEPTS COVERED IN THE WORKSHOPS

• Uniqueness and differences are positive

• We may have differences but our physical and emotional needs are the same

• Understanding and including people with disabilities

THE WORKSHOPS
STAGE 1
Years 1 & 2
Celebrating difference,
creating inclusion
2 Weekly Workshops
Week 1
Duration: 45 minutes
Our dynamic Facilitator educates students to gain a fundamental understanding of why uniqueness is valued and should be celebrated. Students will learn how to identify differences as a positive feature in their lives.
Week 2
Duration: 45 minutes
Students learn what disabilities are and the different types of disabilities. Students learn the importance of inclusive practices and commit to treating everyone with respect and understanding.

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STAGE 2
Years 3 & 4
Know the facts
to better impact
2 Weekly Workshops
Week 1
Duration: 45 minutes
Students develop an understanding of the different forms of disabilities, including physical, invisible and sensory disabilities and learn how to empathise with challenges people with disabilities may face.
Week 2
Duration: 45 minutes
Students practice how to use words that are positive and inclusive towards people with a disability. Through a series of activities practicing these words, students gain confidence and commit to using positive language around people with a disability.

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STAGE 3
Years 5 & 6
Challenging norms to find
the extraordinary
2 Weekly Workshops
Week 1
Duration: 45 minutes
Pre-conceived ideas around disability are challenged. Students will look at their own role in society and their contribution to positive and negative mindsets. Students will then practice integrating alternative modes of communication and movement in to their classroom environment.
Week 2
Duration: 45 minutes
Students will learn about inspiring Australians with disabilities and identify the universal qualities of resilient people. Students then commit to replicating these qualities of those who are not limited by the challenges they face and apply them in their own lives.

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