Peter Moyes Centre

Peter Moyes Centre – education for students with disabilities

Our Peter Moyes Centre (PMC), located in the hearts of the Preparatory and Senior Schools, provides a secure and caring learning environment for boys with a range of disabilities.

The PMC caters for the learning and developmental needs of boys with low to high support requirements including severe language impairment, autism and Down syndrome as well as intellectual and multiple disabilities. Each boy has a Curriculum Differentiation Plan (CDP), developed in collaboration with his parents, which sets goals for the development of a range of skills and nurtures independence and confidence. Boys join their mainstream buddies for specialist classes and activities such as sport, art, music and assemblies. For your son to be considered for a place in the PMC, it is necessary to complete a Peter Moyes Centre application form, which should be submitted at the same time as the general application form.

Applications and Enrolments

Parents and guardians should ensure the Students with Additional Needs Policy is read and accepted at the time of application. As appropriate, the student and his parents or guardians may be required to meet with the Director of Studies/Head of the Preparatory School, School Psychologists, and Co-ordinators PMC/LDC for a Needs Assessment Summary (NAS), at which the student’s needs and the School’s facilities and accommodations will be discussed. This meeting will need to be repeated where there is a long period between application and commencement date, especially in the case of younger students.

The School Education Act (1999) requires parents and guardians to provide, “details of any condition of the enrolee that may call for special steps to be taken for the benefit or protection of the enrolee or other persons in the school” (16G). This includes specific details, reports and information on any medical issues; psychometric testing; cognitive; mobility; vision/hearing; behaviour management; speech and communication and any current court orders including restraining orders. Failure to disclose such information may jeopardise the applicant’s enrolment at the School. Details of special funding or services, which the applicant may receive from an external agency, should be included with the application.