We acknowledge the Yawuru people,
the traditional owners and
custodians of the land on which
we work and learn together.

Broome SHS


Mamaljan: Education Support for Students

Broome Senior High School is an Inclusive Model school, with an endorsed Education Support Community known as ‘Mamaljan’. ‘Mamaljan’ is a Yawuru word meaning ‘Place of Support’ and caters for students across the full spectrum of disabilities, from profound and complex in specialist environments to students with education needs within mainstream classrooms.

Mamaljan aspires to deliver meaningful and relevant outcomes to address the needs of students with diagnosed and imputed disabilities and for students with complex needs and learning disadvantages.

Our Education Support framework enables a culture of success and inclusion, with mainstream immersion a targeted priority. Our aim is to consistently deliver individualised learning to ensure each student reaches their full potential and develops self-confidence, independence, knowledge and skills to maximise opportunities beyond school.

We provide community-based training opportunities and work placements, onsite learning and individualised pathways that complement student transitions into the community or workforce. Our Education Support teachers have access to the Australian Curriculum, ABLEWA, ASDAN and functional literacy/numeracy while using ABLES Assessment Tool for guidance within a consistent pedagogical framework.

Our learning area is staffed with specialised personnel who work closely with key stakeholders including families/carers, cluster colleagues, therapists, School of Special Education Needs (SSEN) and external agencies to implement specialised programs with targeted objectives for each student.

Education Support at Broome Senior High School offers an extensive array of ASDAN Endorsed Programs designed to promote the development of personal, social, independent, ICT and work-related skills and vocational qualifications within a real-world context. ASDAN programs have become an integral part of the curriculum in Western Australian secondary schools allowing students with educational needs and disabilities to achieve prerequisite skills enabling entry to Certificate I and II industry pathways.

For more information on the Education Support Centre, please see the Deputy Principal, Ms Sandi Passmore.