Resource Centre

The resource centre is well equipped to cater for all learners and a visual referencing system is available enabling students to access resources independently.

The importance of literacy is evident by our well-stocked and up to date library which is open to all students and classes throughout the week. Some students come individually to this space, whilst others visit the library as a class for sessions delivered by our school librarian.

Students participate throughout the year in the Premiers Reading Challenge where they are rewarded for their efforts with certificates or medals. Book Week is an annual event celebrated by all students and staff.

Adelaide North Special School is at the forefront of new initiatives in literacy, including the use of Pragmatic Organisation Dynamic Display (PODD) which is a means of communication for students with complex communication needs and Jolly Phonics. Both of these packages enable students to use specially designed software (eg on iPads) to open them up to a learning environment that enables them to participate. This is particularly important for some of our non-verbal students.