The Support Unit at Maitland High School has a community focus. Learning activities are based on real life situations and aim to develop life skills so students can become independent young people who participate safely, responsibly and respectfully in the wider community. Learning activities focus on developing communication, functional numeracy and literacy and preparing students for the world of work through community access and work experience programs.
Enrolment options for students with disabilities
Students with a confirmed disability may be enrolled in any one of the following:
regular classes (subject to standard enrolment procedures)
support classes in regular schools (subject to placement panel procedures)
special schools (subject to placement panel procedures)
The school principal, in consultation with the school's Learning and Support Team, will assist you to find the right schooling option for your child, taking into account your choice, your child's specific additional learning and support needs and proximity to local specialist services. Where a child is enrolled in a support class or a special school this is done through a process known as a placement panel.
Support Unit Programs
The Support Unit, at Maitland High School, provides students with programs aimed at creating independence for post school life. Year 11 and 12 students are involved in community based work experience, while year 9 and 10 students participate in at school work experience. The Support Unit has a coffee shop, The Down Under Cafe, which provides students with opportunity to learn about the world of work in a “real” situation. All classes participate in Community Access Programs, designed to teach students about being a responsible member of the community.
All support classes are involved in activities organised by the school. Students are integrated for Sport, year meetings, camps, excursions and special events.
Our proud students, enjoying Work Experience in the community.
Community Access Programs – Participating as a responsible member of the community
Work Experience in the school: Operating The Down Under Cafe