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Northlakes High School

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Adaptive Learning Centre

The Adaptive Learning Centre at Northlakes High School has 5 classes that caters for students with intellectual, physical and emotional disabilities. 

The Adaptive Learning Centre (ALC) is an integral part of our school. Our aim is to provide an excellent educational experience, whilst meeting each student’s individual social, health and academic needs. We have two IO classes, two MC classes, and an IM class.  Each class has between seven and eighteen students, a main classroom teacher, and a School Learning Support Officer.

The ALC faculty works in partnership with mainstream teachers, parents, carers, and external organisations to develop wholistic and collaborative Personal Learning Plans (PLP'S) for our students. Our Life Skills subjects provide students with the opportunity to focus on developing the skills and knowledge to be an inclusive and valuable member of the whole school community. 


All students have an Individual Education Program based on the Life Skills syllabus. Through collaboration with all parties, we develop individual goals that meet the student's needs. Our aim for all of our student’s is they will be ready for life beyond school and this is done through our programs which focus on literacy and numeracy covering reading, writing, talking and listening which are all differentiated for each of our learners. Following a similar sequence of learning to the mainstream classes, our students participate in concrete and hands on activities to solidify their learning. Further opportunities are offered such as weekly Community Access, school excursions and camps, allowing students to build upon their numeracy and literacy skills and their social, and independence skills. The ALC provides many well-rounded opportunities both in and out of the classroom with highly specialised educators in a nurturing, and inclusive environment.

Adaptive Learning Teaching Staff

Head Teacher: Ms Louky Parkes

IOJ Teacher: Ms Alex Miline & Mr Andrew Lorenz

IOS Teacher: Mrs Makenzy Perkins & Mr Tony Quodling

MC junior Teacher: Ms Emily Finn

MC senior Teacher: Mrs Beth Murray & Alyce Wiedermann

IM Teacher: Ms Julie Leather



School Learning Support Officers (SLSO)

Mrs Cheryl Bannister

Mrs Lauren Jackson

Mrs Kylie Donnelly

Ms Mel Maher

Mrs Sharmaine Anderson

Mrs Leanne Dann

Mrs Jo Eyes