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Helping every student with disability succeed

Kepnock State High School student Pheonix enjoying hands on learning.

​Kepnock State High School students Pheonix and Belle will graduate Year 12 this year with bright futures thanks to their determination and the school’s commitment to assisting every student reach their full potential.

The Bundaberg district school has more than 1,​400 students, 140 of whom have disability. All are on track to achieve their Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) at the end of the year.

Kepnock High School Deputy Principal Jenny Spence said the school actively worked to improve outcomes for​ all students. Students with disability access the full academic program as well as a range of programs including Vocational Education and Training courses, traineeships and school-based apprenticeships.

"We work towards all students attaining an OP and/​​or their QCE while also transitioning to post-school options, which ensures students are able to go onto tertiary study or into the workforce being supported by an outside provider or an employer," Ms Spence said.

"When they leave high school they transition to pos​t-school options seamlessly, there's no gap, in their transition. They're able to continue to improve.

"Pheonix and Belle are both on track to gradate this year with at least one Vocational Certificate II as well as their QCE."

Ms Spence said the traineeships had helped provide focus and direction for Pheonix and Belle.

"They work beside peers, but with support, and the support is tailored to their needs," she said.

"By doing the traineeships and engaging in work experience, students can have a better focus, they can get better outcomes and they can achieve their goals for future life."

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Last updated
15 October 2018