Autism brings school together

Did you know Kiama’s St Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School is home to an aspect satellite class?

There are 16 students on the autism spectrum who learn together and interact with mainstream students at assembly and in the playground.

The aim of the satellite school is to equip kids to manage their autism so they can eventually transition into mainstream classes.

The schools combined to celebrate differences and similarities, and the importance of everyone in the community on Friday, to mark Autism Awareness month.

Kids wore rainbow mufti clothes, made colourful puzzle pieces and interacted beautifully together.

“A puzzle piece represents each person,” student Makenzie West said.

“You need every piece to make a puzzle.”