Lighthouse Special Education

Organisation of Classes

Early Intervention Class (Three Little Ships)

The Early Intervention program is part of the Three Little Ships pre-school. To find out more about the preschool click here

The preschool class has a maximum of 16 children, of which 11 are typically developing children. The children are aged between 2.5 and 4 years old.  Occasionally a 5 year old child from the Lighthouse Special Education will be placed for a year in the Three Little Ships class. There is a high staff-to-student ratio. Each child in the Early Intervention program receives individualised teaching that may be preventative or remedial in nature. In some cases, a child may join the program for an assessment or observation period of up to a year.

Lower Primary (Class A)

Children who are aged between 5 and 8 years of age typically join the Lower Primary Class. There is a maximum of 8 children in the class with a teacher and a full-time teaching assistant.

The main emphasis in the lower primary class is the development of communication and social skills. In addition, students learn school readiness skills and start acquiring literacy and numeracy skills.

Some children from Class A integrate part-time into the International Department of the HSV for lessons such as gym and music. To find out more about the International Department at KSS click here If children are integrated for the academic program then an Integration Assistant may need to be provided. There is an additional fee for this support. Click here for more information about the additional fees.

Upper Primary (Class R)

Children who are aged between 8 and 13 years of age typically join the Upper Primary Class. There is a maximum of 8 children in the class with a teacher and a full-time teaching assistant.

The main emphasis in the upper primary class is the development of the basic academic skills of reading, writing and mathematics. In addition, students are introduced to some modules of the International Primary Curriculum and they continue to develop their communication and social skills.

Some children from Class A integrate part-time into the International Department of the HSV for lessons such as gym, music and handicraft. To find out more about the International Department at KSS click here If children are integrated for the academic program then an Integration Assistant may need to be provided. There is an additional fee for this support. Click here for more information about the additional fees.