From the Principal

Welcome to the West Coast Language Development Centre (WCLDC), one of five unique Independent Public Schools across the Perth metropolitan area, providing support for young children who have been identified as having Developmental Language Disorder (DLD).

Our focus is on ensuring our students achieve the very best outcomes in a safe, caring, and supportive environment. Our teachers and education assistants are supported by experienced speech pathologists who work in the classrooms with small groups of students as well as collaboratively with the teachers to plan lessons that are engaging, language rich and targeted to the needs of the students. Our speech pathologists also provide professional learning to our staff and run parent workshops across the school year.

We believe that building strong relationships with our school community has great benefits for our students. We are here to support you and your child during their time with us as well as ensuring that when the time comes for your child to transition back to mainstream, we are there to guide and support that process.

The WCLDC also runs an Outreach service. This service supports schools and teachers in the areas of oral language and literacy across the West Coast district and the Midwest schools. The team who work in Outreach are experienced, passionate and dedicated to upskilling school staff on current best practice in teaching and learning and provide an invaluable service to our schools.

We have high expectations of our students and ourselves and believe that every child has the capacity to reach their learning potential. We support this by delivering hands-on, exciting, and fun learning experiences that support the students’ academic, social and emotional growth.

I am proud to work in a school with staff who are committed, professional and go above and beyond to ensure the students thrive and achieve the best possible outcomes.

Catherine Regan | Principal