Students with Additional Needs


All Catholic students in the Diocese of Lismore have an equal right to an appropriate and inclusive education in a parish school.


Students with disabilities or additional needs are enrolled in their local parish school. Like all students the primary responsibility for their education rests with the classroom teachers. Teachers of students with disabilities may receive assistance through a range of options including:

  • Access to school based Additional Needs Teachers
  • Access to Catholic Schools Office Inclusion Officers
  • Teacher Assistant support
  • Targeted professional learning

Depending on needs and abilities some students may work on the Australian Curriculum in NSW with nil or minor adjustments. Some students may require substantive or extensive adjustments including a modified curriculum. Students spend the majority or the whole of their time in regular classes.