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Subjects and programs

​Narbethong Special School follows the methodology of the late Lili Nielsen's Active Learning, following the basic premise that unless the student performs the actions themselves and develops the prerequisite developmental skills, it is very difficult to teach a student functional activities.

On this page you will find information about how and why we implement this program. We hope these resources at useful.

For specific information about the equipment we use at Narbethong, please see our Teaching and learning page.


Please view the following Vodcasts for presentations presented at Narbethong in collaboration between Narbethong teachers and therapy staff in conjunction with Vision Australia therapists.

Please note that these presentations will take you to a mediasite website using your web browser.

Communication and language - especially for multiply impaired students.

Gross motor development - developing gross motor abilities in a vision impaired student.

Paddling in the pool - the development of water play leading to swimming skills.

Pedalling a bike - the development of bike riding especially for students with a vision impairment and/or additional disabilities.

Spatial awareness - the use of the little room for teaching about space.