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The Transition Unit (E.D. Class)

The students at Leumeah's Transition Unit (E.D. Class) are preparing for life not only in senior school but post school by taking part in challenging learning experiences that extend practical and academic skills, strengthen emotional intelligence and promote social responsibility.

Students are placed in this setting, with the support of parents/carers, on the basis of their learning needs. Teaching and learning programs are highly individualised, with a balanced focus on academic, behavioural and social/emotional skills. The structure, quality teaching and individualised support given by the staff goes a long way to breaking the bonds of negativity.

Each class consists of a maximum of 7 students and is supported by a main class teacher and SLSO (School Learning Support Officer), other teaching staff on the class, a Head Teacher and the senior executive of the school. The school Welfare team and Careers Advisor also play a role in each student's development and wellbeing.

Students in the unit are enrolled in Stage 5 (year 9 and 10). They will be working towards their R.O.S.A. (Record of Student Achievement) certificate following a mainstream study pattern.

A transition plan involving attendance at both Leumeah HS and the student's home school will be decided on prior to enrolment. The goal we are striving for is to increase the student's integration back to their home school from partial to full. Transition meetings will be held and a plan of action put in place to achieve the set goals.

Examples of transition may include:

The students returning to their home school initially on a part time basis then increasing to full time

TAFE or further study outside the school environment

Full time or part time employment

The students continuing their senior studies at an alternate school setting

A successful transition to any new setting will require the attainment of goals set down by the staff of the Transition Unit.

They include:

A satisfactory attendance pattern

Adherence to the rules of both the Leumeah Transition Unit and the school as a whole

A willingness to try and achieve their best.


An example of a Stage 5 program of study could include:







Wood Technology

Visual Arts

Design Technology

Work Experience


Community Access

Individual lines of study will be discussed at relevant meetings to achieve the best outcomes for the student.