Student Transition Education Program (STEP)

Students in their final three years at Ashwood School undertake a multi-faceted program that develops the key competencies necessary for post-school life. These years are a true transition and aim to assist students with disabilities and impairments to develop confidence and competence in the skills to function in post-school employment, further education and training, leisure and recreation and home and community living.

Students are allocated to pastoral groups for educational programs. The pastoral care teacher plans an educational program that links continuing literacy and numeracy with the necessary independent living, community access and vocational skills.

Each student is also allocated to a work station to practise pre-vocational skills and enhance personal social skills in a co-operative work environment. Each semester, most students will be placed in a different work station as follows: Catering, Industry and Grounds Maintenance.

In collaboration with parents/carers a post school pathway plan is formulated for all final year students to prepare for the years ahead. Current options include placement in the Futures for Young Adults Programs, local TAFE Colleges or open employment.