Learning Skills for Life
A Positive and Personalised Approach to Learning
The Hills Learning Centre is a registered NDIS provider, and as such provides 1:1 intervention in both phsyical and online settings and group workshops aimed at giving our students the skills they need to be fully active participants in their community. We help students to develop the necessary skills to support them in their eveyday life and to become independent and successful individuals. We specialise in both life skills and social skills. NDIS participants can be assured of our complete support from first contact. We will work together with our participants to establish a service agreement and Individual Intervention Program (IIP) which reflects the clients NDIS goals. We will then continue to provide ongoing feedback with our student and their families regarding the progress made towards achieving these goals
At The Hills Learning Centre, children and their parents are offered a very positive and personalised approach to learning, mentoring and support.
Children thrive in a positive environment, which is why at The Hills Learning Centre, only positive reinforcement is used during our lessons. Children are positively reinforced with verbal praise and are encouraged and supported to build on their own 'personal best' each session. This approach results in a more positive self-esteem where the children feel that they 'CAN;' do it! Our mantra is 'I CAN...' and the skills the children learn will empower them to be life-long learners.
No two children are ever alike, so the 'one-size fits all' approach that many other learning centres offer, just doesn't work in the long run. This is why at The Hills Learning Centre, each child is treated on a personal level to cater for his/her individual educational, social and cultural needs.
The job of 'Parenting' can sometimes be daunting, lonely and challenging at the best of times, but even more so for parents raising children with learning, behavioural or developmental needs. The Hills Learning Centre offers free support to parents through a monthly Parent Support Group and regular contact with the centre’s educational consultant and staff.
Starting Kindergarten can be an anxious time for young children and their parents. Here at The Hills Learning Centre, we aim to make that transition into school a smooth and positive experience for the children and their parents by offering a pre-school program and school readiness course that helps to build a love for learning, independence, confidence and the basic fundamental skills that the children will need to successfully LEARN, WORK and PLAY well. We use the National Guidelines for Best Practice in Early Childhood Intervention as a framework for excellence in service delivery, enabling us to access the latest research and advice on disability support for young children.
Our Aims and Philosophy
At The Hills Learning Centre, our aim is to provide every child and the family, with the best support possible through our values of INCLUSION, COLLABORATION, DIVERSITY and INTEGRITY, so that every child becomes a confident and happy learner and that parents feel supported in their task of parenting.
Our Mission is to provide support for the child and their family by building inclusive communities for all children and young people. Our Vision is that all children and young people are able to participate inclusively and meaningfully in their community. Every child and their family is treated and respected equally regardless of ability or background and supported in their right to have equal access to education, services and the community.
The intertwined six-petal design represents the mind of the child. Each coloured petal represents an aspect of learning, as each of these areas is connected as the brain processes all the information and learning to make sense of it. We never learn new things in isolation. Our prior experiences and acquired knowledge provide connections to new information which can then be processed and applied to new situations and learning. Each petal also represents one aspect of the ‘whole child’-intellectual, physical, social, creative, spiritual and character. Each petal is in the shape of a ‘question mark’ as it is through inquiry and natural curiosity that children learn best.