The GUILD International College is a co-educational college which follows the Foundation to Year 10 Australian curriculum with a visual and performing arts programme as we all as therapy services, to help each teenager and young adults transition to workplace, independent living, structured workplace and living with support. Students see specialist teachers in art, dance, music, occupational therapy, physical education and speech and language therapy. These areas of learning are also used in meaningful and directed ways by the lead teacher to achieve literacy, numeracy, and living skills goals.
The college also offers functional academics in the areas of Maths, English and Pre-Vocational Training, Internship opportunities and it incorporates an independent living skills programme that helps to encourage self-help and self-regulation. Each student has individual goals and learning plans set out for them to achieve.
Our programmes and diverse community help students collaborate, communicate, and take responsibility for their educational journey. Students will be engaged and challenged to explore new technologies and prepare for a modern culture of work.
We recognise that in order to educate students and understand their learning differences, educators must consider many factors. Our college programmes and instructional approach are well aligned with the student’s learner profile.
Areas of Learning
Under the guidance of our experienced teachers, students will be involved in an enriching arts-based programme that introduces them to music, dance, drama and more.
This programme will help students gain more body awareness, learn new movements, and improve their balance, coordination, concentration, and memory.
We aim to bring students together to practise and perform while respecting each other, so they can share their skills, communicate with confidence, as well as discover their love for the arts.
Students engage with a variety of texts for learning and enjoyment. They listen to, read, view and interpret spoken, written and multimodal texts .
Students are provided with experiences that engage, support and extend their learning, including the use of pictorial representations or other marks to express and record their ideas.
We focus on enabling students to interact and play constructively with others and to establish friendships with peers. The curriculum provides opportunity for students to begin establishing and naming the skills required to work in groups. Students learn to show an awareness of their feelings and needs of others.
They identify and describe personal interests, skills and achievements and reflect on how these might contribute to school or family life.
Students recognise the diversity of families and communities. They demonstrate ways to interact with and care for others. the curriculum focuses on enabling students to learn how to be socially perceptive. Students learn to guide their behaviour across a range of familiar situations. They learn to adhere to class practice, offer assistance, share, initiate activities and regulate emotional expression.
Students learn through movement by engaging in a variety of physical activities in a range of environments (indoor and outdoor).
They participate in simple games with support, to follow instructions and to remain on task.
Students are encouraged to develop and practice fundamental movement skills through active play and structured movement activities to improve competence and confidence in their movement ability.
The Mathematics curriculum focuses on equipping students with functional numeracy concepts like recognising numbers, concept of measurement, time, money etc which will in turn help them to lead a independent life.
We help students to learn real-world math skills that will help them in real-life situations. Practical examples from their daily lives helps them on a deeper, more intuitive level, helping them to turn abstract concepts into a concrete learning experience
Students are introduced to common digital systems and patterns that exists. Students describe how information systems meet information, communication and recreation needs.
Through discussion with teachers, students learn to apply safe practices to protect themselves and others as they interact online for learning and communicating.
Across the band, students will have had the opportunity to create a range of digital solutions through guided play and integrated learning, such as using robotic toys to navigate a map or recording science data with software applications.
The main aim of this programme is to prepare students for independent living outside the school environment.
Students will have the opportunity to be involved in pre-vocational work experience in areas such as domestic skills, living skills, office work and supported workplaces.
We aim to provide students with the skills and knowledge required to successfully transition to each student and may include hands on training, internships and other experiential learning opportunities. workplace or structured workplace.
The programmes are tailored to meet the specific needs of our students.