Students with Learning Needs
Thank you so very kindly for your time in showing us around last year, fielding our questions, holding the open day, calling to discuss our son’s specific needs and evaluating and assessing him. This reinforces the sense of care and compassion that you take in admitting a student. You truly understand his needs and cater for this.
Sharon,Prospective ISK Parent
Admission For Students with Learning Needs
ISK provides support for a managed number of students representing a range of mild and moderate learning challenges to the highly able, based on the school’s enrollment and resources.
To ensure optimum student-teacher ratios and service to a high standard, enrollment in Learning Support shall not normally exceed 15% of the enrollment at any grade level. Moderate support is provided for a managed number of students not exceeding 5% of the total school enrollment and not more than five moderate students per grade level.
Each applicant is considered on a case-by-case basis by the Admissions Team consisting of the Principal, Counselor, Learning Support Teacher and Student Support Services Coordinator, taking into account the availability of places to meet the student’s level of need in the grade level to which they are applying.
Parents of students with identified learning needs are invited to submit an application form together with all relevant assessment reports or evaluations that clarify their son or daughter’s special educational needs. Individual Education Plans (IEPs) from previous schools; specialists’ assessments and recommendations; and medical information related to the student’s learning must also be included. In cases where there is no formal psycho-educational evaluation, the school may require such testing as a condition of admission, the cost of which will be the parent’s responsibility.
We want every student to have the best possible opportunity for success, so this comprehensive information is considered together with the results of ISK’s entrance assessments to enable us to fully understand the student’s specific needs and to ensure that the needs of the student can be accommodated at the grade level to which they are applying.
Failure to provide accurate information or to disclose a known learning need during the admissions process may result in a denial or subsequent withdrawal of enrollment.