The Aspect Central Coast School
The Aspect Central Coast School has provided specialised autism education for over 30 years across The Entrance, Wyong and Gosford Local Government Areas. We provide educational services across a wide geographical area.
Our main campus is in Terrigal and we have satellite classes in both NSW Department of Education and Catholic Schools at Wamberal, Tuggerah, Gosford, Woy Woy and Toukley.
Our school currently caters to over 135 students from 4 to 17 years. Aspect Central Coast School uses the Aspect Comprehensive Approach to provide individualised education programs that understand, engage and celebrate strengths, interests and aspirations of people on the autism spectrum. The school holds regular pre-enrolment tours which include a presentation about Aspect and the Education program and a tour of the main school site.
The school holds information sessions each term for parents/carers and service providers to give details of the range of services provided by Aspect in the Central Coast region. These services include; therapy, early support, school-based programs, educational outreach and training and support across home and community.
Our Campuses & Satellite classes
Learn about Aspect Central Coast School
Aspect Central Coast is registered and accredited by the New South Wales Education Standards Authority. The NSW curriculum is followed. Students are involved in a range of compulsory subjects complemented by electives through their junior and senior schooling. Each student will have an individualised program with relevant adjustments made to ensure positive learning opportunities. We utilise community based activities to assist students to generalise their learning experiences and the impact of their autism.
Our school uses technology in a range of ways to complement classroom learning. As with all components of our program this is individualised to the needs of students. We monitor very closely its use to ensure it is not the only means of delivering a program.
Positive Behaviour Support
The Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) approach is used to support our students to regulate their behaviour. PBS understands that challenging behaviour occurs for a reason, and is communicating important information about what the individual needs, wants and how to support them. It is likely that the demands of the student's situation exceed their ability to cope positively. We focus on students’ strengths and special interests to motivate learning and celebrate the diversity and talents of our students.
School tours are held regularly throughout the year. Please contact the school to learn more.
For students who reside in NSW, families may be eligible for Transport Assistance for Students with Disabilities.
Aspect School Prospectus 2020 Central Coast
Central Coast School 2019 Annual report final
Aspect Comprehensive Approach
The Aspect Comprehensive Approach supports all areas of the child's development. With the support of their family and the child, teachers and professionals develop individual plans (IP). The IP highlights the learning style, techniques and supports most appropriate to the needs of the child and provides a positive learning environment that focuses on their strengths or interests.