Based in the beautiful suburb of Fig Tree Pocket, Mancel College (previously known as the Glenleighden School) is operated by Language Disorder Australia.
At Mancel College classes are grouped in pairs of year levels, with the exclusion of Prep.
By doing so, staff are able to cater to a variety of needs and abilities within bands, while students work with age-appropriate peers.
Class sizes have approximately 12 students with a full-time teacher and school assistant. Therapists contribute to curriculum planning and the development of Individualised Support Plans (ISPs) and Individualised Curriculum Plans (ICPs), as well as assist targeted students with skill development.
The College based Allied Health Team supports the academic outcomes of our learners with Language Disorder. Therapists, work alongside specialist teachers to utilise their clinical expertise, skills and knowledge in evidence-based practice to identify and address student barriers to learning. Interventions support specific learning difficulties (e.g., reading, writing, math) language and communication needs, social-emotional and relationship-building skills, gross and fine motor skills development, and functional independence. These skill areas all form part of the core focus of Mancel College’s therapy team, with the primary goal to enhance every student’s capacity to succeed at school, so that they can reach their full potential.
Students are however, not only assisted in accessing the Australian Curriculum through meaningful inquiry related to their experiences and interests but also have the opportunity take part in certificate courses including Hospitality, Workplace Skills, Vocational Pathways and Agrifoods.
The Mancel College Approach
Quality Differentiated Education
Consistent with contemporary practice, the Mancel College team utilise the tiered Response to Intervention (RTI) Model, where the primary focus of the therapy and educational team is to support quality differentiated instruction for all students, in each classroom, everyday across all curriculum areas.
Internationally Recognised Curriculum
All secondary students also complete qualifications in ASDAN, an internationally recognised curriculum which provides young people with the knowledge and skills for learning, work and life.
Queensland Certificate of Individual Achievement
The combination of these courses allows students to earn points towards a QCE (Queensland Certificate of Education). It also ensures all students graduate with a QCIA (Queensland Certificate of Individual achievement).
Our goal is to nurture our young people, to provide them with incredible opportunities unavailable elsewhere and to enter the workforce and the world, confident and capable citizens.