Ultimo Public School educates children with diverse complex needs.
We educate children with diagnosed disabilities; many receive no direct aid from government. Their needs include Autism Spectrum Disorder, Expressive/Receptive Language Disorder, Intellectual disabilities and Emotional Disturbances. Our Learning Support team also manages undiagnosed learning and emotional issues.
We receive some funding for Learning and Support and Low-Level Adjustment for Disability. Some students who receive adjustments in their learning programs are allocated School Learning Support Officers (SLSOs) to provide classroom assistance. Also known as teachers’ aides, these skilled and dedicated people provide one-on-one support both in learning and in school routines.
Support from Christmas in Pyrmont will help us employ SLSOs for more hours; thus providing additional support for those receiving some funding and support for students who attract no funding. We may also use some of the donation for individual case management of children who need specialist practitioners.
In brief, financial support will assist us to help students who need learning adjustments, as well as specialist treatments.