Inclusive Education at Bali Island School

Bali Island School is proud to be an inclusive school. Our mission is to engage and empower globally-minded, confident learners to reach their utmost potential in an active, creative and respectful learning community. Our school embraces children of all nationalities, all colours, all languages and learners at all levels. Bali Island School is inclusive because we believe in nurturing children who are respectful, kind, empathetic and accepting of others. These values are demonstrated each day by our students in the classroom, on the playing field, at international competitions, and in the community.

Inclusive education is when all students, regardless of any challenges they may have, are placed in age-appropriate general education classes that are in their own neighbourhood schools to receive high-quality instruction, interventions, and supports that enable them to meet success in the core curriculum (Bui, Quirk, Almazan, & Valenti, 2010; Alquraini & Gut, 2012).

Inclusive schools benefit all learners:

  • Inclusive education is successful when everyone is a valued member of the community. Inclusive schools foster an environment where students are embraced for who they are.
  • By using a wide range of instructional modalities, opportunities are created for diverse learners to receive differentiated learning opportunities, and be assessed in a variety of ways, side by side, in the same classroom.
  • Academic specialists including teachers, learning support specialists, English as an Additional Language specialists and speech therapists collaborate to provide a supportive environment for all learners.

All additional support staff working at Bali Island School have been interviewed by our HR Manager, Primary Principal and Student Support Team. They are also subject to the same employment requirements as all other Bali IS staff including referee checks, police checks and, when required, providing evidence of appropriate visas. If you have any questions about additional support staff working in the Primary school, please see Ibu Jackie or Mr Eldred.

 

Jackie Wyncoll

Primary LS/EAL Teacher

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