Cromehurst School

Where Students Shine

Telephone02 9416 9281

Our school

Cromehurst School caters for students from the age of 4 to the completion of year 12 in the moderate to severe range of intellectual disability.

The school is staffed by the NSW Department of Education and Communities and is fortunate to have a team of very experienced, qualified teachers who are well supported by professional and dedicated support staff.

Our principle aim is to develop student independence through the delivery of the K-12 curriculum, enabling students to be valued members of their community. Academic excellence is achieved through innovative, research-based teaching. Increasing self-advocacy through the development of each student's communication skills remains a major focus of the school.

The School is supported by a school counsellor, itinerant and outreach services, regional consultant staff and a transition teacher who is based at the school. Through Ageing, Disability and Homecare (ADHC), students may access a team of qualified therapists. These include a speech pathologist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist and a social worker. We all work as a collaborative team ensuring that positive student outcomes are the focus of each student's program.

Every student has an individual education plan (IEP) for K-6 students or an individual transition plan (ITP) for 7-12 students, which is developed through consultation with parent/caregivers and the school team. Students typically obtain the School Certificate in Year 10 in the Life Skills Program of Study. In Years 11 and 12, they select Life Skills subjects towards their HSC – Certificate of Achievement.

Cromehurst is linked closely with a number of local schools and community organisations, working to educate students so that they can function in the least restrictive educational environment. Integration is a key feature of all programs and may involve movement into other schools or community environments. The secondary area of the school has a strong emphasis on training students for post-school options and runs an extensive work experience program.

Parents play a crucial role in many aspects of the school life and our small but active P&C works hard to assist the school in many ways. Parents are encouraged to actively participate in all areas of their child's education and the school holds several activities through the year for parents to attend.