Inclusive Education


At Boonah SHS we have high expectations of all students, recognising that, with the right support, all students can succeed. We believe that young people, from all social, cultural, community and family backgrounds and of all identities and all abilities can succeed, but that some students needed added support to achieve this and at Boonah SHS, case management is one form of more intensive support (adapted from the 'Every Student Succeeding' policy).

At Boonah SHS we have a range of supports in place to support students, but also pride ourselves on our innovative approaches to supporting students as specific needs arise.

If you would like to discuss your students needs, please feel free to contact           Ms Erin Kerr, HOD of Inclusion on 5460 6111.

​Case Management

Case Management is a collaborative process where a teacher-case manager leads a repeated cycle which develops, monitors, communicates and evaluates a plan of action, including supportive care, to enable students with support needs to overcome challenges and enhance engagement and outcomes (based loosely around the definition provided in a report by Terry De Jong from Edith Cowan University 2006).

The goals of case management for students are (by and large) the goals of DoE, as outlined in the Every Student Succeeding State School Strategy:

  • Improve academic achievement for students
  • Lift the performance of our top students
  • Improve Year 12 certification rates
  • Close the gap for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Improve the participation and achievement of students with disability
  • Enhance the learning opportunities of rural and remote students

For case managers, the goals are:

  • For staff to build meaningful relationships with students and parents
  • For staff to celebrate the success that their students are experiencing
  • For staff to build  knowledge of diverse learning needs and the how teachers can meet these needs
  • For staff to develop deep knowledge of the curriculum area including achievement standards at different year levels

Students who are case managed are any students with diverse learning needs who will benefit from the support.



QuickSmart is an intervention program designed for students who experience persistent difficulties in literacy and/or numeracy. The programs provide a framework with short and targeted lesson components for educators to work through with their students.

The aim of QuickSmart is to enable students to become automatic (quick) in their basic skills in order to move onto more complex problem-solving skills (smart).

At Boonah SHS, Approximately 60 students per year, participate in QuickSmart Literacy and Numeracy. Students participate for 3, 30 minute lessons per week and the program generally runs for the school year.



For those students who have difficulties reading and are at a level below where QuickSmart would be of benefit, these students participate in Multlit.  Multilit typically occurs during form class and its approach combines research and theory with program development and service delivery. The approach is non-categorical, which means that we do not focus on the underlying causes or reasons why a child may have failed to make progress in reading

Last reviewed 17 February 2022
Last updated 17 February 2022