SAAS’ customised curriculum emphasises social-emotional learning, communication, functional literacy and numeracy, and daily living and vocational skills. To enhance students’ holistic development, these learning domains are complemented by the expressive arts, adaptive physical education, and Co-curricular Activities (CCAs).
Differentiated Curriculum to complement authentic learning opportunities
SAAS curriculum engages learners in the class, community, as well as simulated authentic environments, within the safety of the campus. This provides learning environments for students to practise learnt skills, before moving on to the community. Differentiated levels of competency in the curriculum domains (e.g. basic, intermediate, advanced), cater to the needs of diverse learners.
Schoolwide Prosocial Behaviours to support positive behaviours for learning
Teachers engage all students daily in lessons on prosocial behaviours as they learn to be safe, responsible and respectful students, and reinforce learning in various school settings with the use of visuals and positive language.
We encourage our students to be contributing members of the community by volunteering and participating in community events. Engaging with the community fosters partnership and trust, and helps connect our students with the wider community.
Vocational Training Programme to provide school-based work experiences
Students in the Senior Programme (13 to 18 years old) undergo vocational experiences in areas like food preparation, horticulture, office skills and “live” work in order to apply and hone work behaviours.
Transition Programme to facilitate best possible post-school outcomes for student and family
Starting Transition Planning for our students early in their school life, working in partnership with their parents, enables them to develop the skills and qualities needed for an aspirational post-school and quality of life.
Allied Professional Support to better cater to students’ holistic development
Psychologists, occupational, speech and language therapists, and social workers address students’ learning, behaviour, sensory and transition needs, and strive towards a transdisciplinary approach to maximise the benefits of supports to students and their families.