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Classes / Programs

Newton Moore Education Support Centre has adopted a whole school approach with the provision of technology across the curriculum. Access to the latest technologies is provided to all students.

All students have internet/intranet access. This internet and email access supports their learning to enhance instruction. As with other resources, the school monitors its use and it is recognised that the students must abide by the given guidelines outlined in our Internet Policy.

Parents are requested to allow or deny permission for their children to use the internet at enrolment.


Newton Moore Education Support Centre was the first Education Support facility to implement Positive Behaviour Support in Western Australia. We are now in our 6th year in implementing Positive Behaviour Support and as the first High School to be part of the Bunbury District trial we have consistently provided a voice for students with disabilities in PBS leadership forums and on the Regional PBS Leadership Group. The success of the Bunbury model has led to 31 schools implementing PBS in the Southwest Region.

NMESC provides a proactive positive approach to behaviour management through the 'Positive Behaviour Support' process. As part of our school wide PBS process we have established three clear and positive expectations for behaviour that we expect from staff and students in all areas of our school and the programs run in the community by our schools.



Respect      Responsibility     Safety

These expected behaviours;
  • •Are explicitly taught
  • •Are frequently acknowledged and encouraged
  • •Provide a basis for common language across the school

Students are actively taught new positive behaviours, provide the opportunity to practice these behaviours and then acknowledged when they display these behaviours. Behaviours are reinforced in all areas of the school and when in the community and repeated to provide all students with the maximum opportunity to learn the new behaviour/s


Lower School

Our lower school starts in year 7 and finishes at the end of year 9. During this time our teachers focus is on increasing student’s student academic and social skills. This will provide students with the firm foundation they need to be successful in all aspects of their lives. This foundation is then used when student entre our upper school program.

We have structured the Lower school classes in a similar way as a Primary school. All classes have one consistent teacher for all their core subjects. This provided the students and parents with one key teacher to

We believe that building positive relationships is key to our student’s success at school and later in life. For this reason our students stay with the same teacher and preferably students for two years.



One of the exciting aspects of being in high school is the ability to engage in a wide range of subjects. The high school environment and structure provides opportunities to expand the subjects our students can do. These subjects are taught by specialist teachers in specialised environments. For example Music students have access to a specialist music teacher and class complete with drum kits, guitars, keyboards and other musical instruments. These students also have access to the technology to expand their music talent with iPads, Apple computers, recording equipment and technology based tools such as Garage Band. Students are then able to compose, play and record their music to take home. Students then perform their original work at assemblies and public concerts.

Option Classes include Art, Physical Education, Music, and Drama


Upper School

Community Work Centres
The Community Work Centre’s program was developed in response to research into the Post School employment statistics of students with special needs. The findings indicated a need to improve the transition process from school to work, and that students attending Education Support facilities would benefit greatly from extended exposure to work environments in their senior years of school, as opposed to spending time in classrooms learning about the world from behind a desk. The program has been designed to aid in the development of work readiness skills for each of our students. The entire day encompasses “training” on differing levels. Even though the students are enrolled in a certificate, this course is aimed at being complimentary in the development of the student’s work skills. Each student is unique, and strategies and processes to help aid in developing these skills must suit the individual.



The Manufacturing workshop produces furniture and home wares out of predominately recycled materials. Students are enrolled in Certificate 1 in Manufacturing all items produced are available for purchase at our retail outlet


Work Crew

The Mobile Maintenance Work Crew provides gardening services to various community, non‐funded or not‐for‐profit groups and agencies. Students are enrolled in Certificate 1 in Agrifood Operations Students develop essential work skills whilst contributing to the Community



The Business office is co‐located with Mission Australia and various other youth agencies Students are enrolled in Certificate 1 in Business Students develop essential work skills whilst contributing to the community, and assisting with the administration required for the running's of the entire CWC program



The Retail outlet is located in the Bunbury CBD at 4 Spencer St. Students are enrolled in Certificate 1 in Retail and use current retail technology to process sales and manage stock

Textile items are manufactured and sold by the students, along with the timber Items produced in the CWC Manufacturing Workshop.

Our retail store ITEM is unique in Western Australia as it showcases the high quality textile and wood products produced by students at our school. The store provides a vital link to the general public and provides our students with authentic work experience while achieving outcomes in Certificate I Retail.


Creative Industries

Certificate 1 Visual Arts
From 2017 we are offering students a Certificate I in Visual Arts.  This certificate includes elements of music, arts and creative work. 
This program allows for creative expression and the development of self-confidence and music skills for the students.
They will be involved in:
• Speaking and broadcasting skills
• Creating ‘DJ’ play lists
• The young DJ’S program
• Music Performances – Crown Casino each year with other schools to a crowd of approximately 3000.
• Music Camps and Tours
• Writing Music and Music Video Recording



VET in Schools programs provide the opportunity for your son or daughter to gain a nationally recognised qualification along with workplace experience and skills, while at school.  Programs are usually offered in Years 10, 11 and 12 and qualifications are available from a range of industries.

The VET system and the education system are distinct but complimentary.  The VET sector is industry driven allowing industry to indicate the skills and knowledge needed and the qualifications are linked to job roles.  VET is lined up to identify industry skill requirements and skill shortage areas.



CALM Bush Rangers is a component of the Western Australian Government Program known as ‘Cadets WA’, which provides 13 to 17 year olds with opportunities to develop life skills such as leadership and teamwork.  Each ‘Unit’ chooses its conservation projects from a list compiled by the local community and Unit members.

CALM Bush Rangers is a positive conservation and youth development program that provides a meaningful way for young people to offer their services to the community and for the community to reciprocate by recognising, valuing, supporting and encouraging them.  Our Cadets work to develop their leadership skills and have an appreciation for local environmental issues.

Cadets receive training in first aid, bush craft and survival, navigation, teamwork, leadership, initiative and problem solving through various activities and camps that are held.

Bush Rangers also have special training in:

  • Practical Nature Conservation Projects
  • Working Safely in Natural Environments
  • The Meaning of Conservation
  • Environmental Management
  • The Practice of Nature Conservation
  • Interpretation of the Natural Environment
  • Leadership in Nature Conservation


The Clontarf Foundation exists to improve the education, discipline, self-esteem, life skills and employment prospects of young Aboriginal men and by doing so, equip them to participate more meaningfully in society.  The Clontarf Foundation conducts full-time mentoring programs in selected high schools and colleges that cater for the specific educational needs of participants.  The Clontarf Foundation utilises a specialised Australian Rules football coaching programme to engage students.

Any Aboriginal boy enrolled at Newton Moore Senior High School can apply to be part of the programme.  To maintain their position in the Academy, participants need to show commitment towards the education program, school activities and football training. More information can be found on the following website:


Girls Academy

Newton Moore Senior High School began a girl’s indigenous sporting program in 2009. The Academy is an exciting new initiative and is used to enhance the educational opportunities for our indigenous girls. This program will provide both sporting and academic challenges.


  • To increase attendance of Indigenous girls
  • To increase achievement and opportunity for graduation
  • To re-engage indigenous girls into schooling
  • To help set career pathways or directions for indigenous girls