From the principal

Welcome to the Fremantle Language Development Centre (LDC). I feel very privileged to be the principal of such an amazing, supportive and innovative school that provides specialised early intervention for students from Kindergarten to Year three identified with language disorders.

The Fremantle LDC accepts referred students who live within the Fremantle Education District school zone. We are located across three sites where we share facilities with local primary schools, enabling children from the LDC to benefit from interaction with the partner school for play, sporting and cultural events, assemblies and other special activities. Our specialised staff across our three campuses include teachers, education assistants, speech pathologists, occupational therapist, school psychologist, support officers speech and language, literacy coach, and admin support staff. Our staff work together to develop and deliver the Western Australian Curriculum with a strong Oral Language focus through a tiered intervention model of program delivery.

Our Fremantle LDC Outreach Service is a statewide service with a team of Support Officers – Speech and Language (SOSLs). Our SOSLs are speech pathologists who support mainstream schools to develop capacity of their staff to deliver oral language instruction for students in Kindergarten to Year 2. They support mainstream staff with interventions for students with language difficulties across the primary school years, including students transitioning into mainstream from the LDC. Fremantle LDC is one of five Language Development Centres that provides support to students with Developmental Language Disorders.

The Executive Leadership Team ensures the smooth overall operation of the school, as well as support staff and families to maximise the learning opportunities for our students. We work together to provide guidance to staff and students and encourage a positive culture at the Fremantle LDC.

Whilst all of the Executive Leadership Team are based in at our Willagee site, we also spend time at each of our Beeliar and Bull Creek campuses.

We are committed to our school values of respect, care, courtesy, courage and determination. Our school focus and aspirations reflect our school vision to be a school of excellence where all students are successful in developing language to talk, learn and grow.

Vivienne Doig