Verdon Satellite Class– Marcellin Block, Verdon College

Verdon Satellite

Verdon Satellite

The Verdon Satellite classrooms are situated on the Verdon College site near the Year 7 and 8 block.
Students in these classroom range in age from 11 to 14 yrs age. (Years 7 to 10)

  • The Verdon Satellite classes offer adapted programmes and individualised timetables structured to meet the specific needs of our students.
  • The age appropriate programmes allow our students to achieve personal goals while being supported by committed specialist teachers, therapists and support staff.
  • In Verdon Satellite, we keep up to date with current theories and practises.
  • We have a 21st century learning space with an ipad for each student, Apple TVs and computers.
  • We focus on reading, writing, maths and self-management and also cover other curriculum areas through thematic integrated units.
  • Our students have opportunities to experience life outside the classroom through various events, tramping, flat, and community visits.
  • We pride ourselves in having an active programme with daily fitness and weekly PE, sports, tramping and swimming sessions.
  • With support, our students are encouraged at all times to be responsible and independent.
  • Being on the Verdon College site enables our students access to their facilities, with the support of specialist staff.
  • Our Verdon Satellite students have the opportunity to have inclusion within the mainstream setting, with their peers, both within the classroom and the playground.

What's On Now...

This term students will focus on our theme, Healthy Bodies - keeping active and eating healthy.
Our school Value is Inclusion.

  • Relating to others – working co-operatively, working in pairs through games and activities
  • Managing self – following instructions and taking responsibility for self during breaks, being ready to learn and completing tasks.
  • Thinking: asking and answering questions.
  • Supported Learning – We are what we eat.
  • Maths - Investigating Length and/or Weight and/or Capacity.
  • Reading - Developing an understanding symbols and text. Discuss ideas within texts.
  • Writing - Develop and form ideas about healthy living.
  • PE - Participating in regular fitness activities and P.E
  • Science - Recognising the needs of living things so they can stay alive.
  • Social and Cooperative - Exposure to and develop skills to access the services provided in our community.
  • Cooking - Follow recipes, measure, weight, capacity, MKR, set table and dinning etiquette
  • Swimming - Water confidence, Floating, using kickboards, freestyle swimming, back stroke
Verdon Satellite
Verdon Satellite