Coreen School is a NSW State School catering for high school students with an intellectual disability and an emotional or behavioural disorder (IM/ED).
The school is located at Blacktown in the Western Sydney Region. Coreen is a Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) school where the emphasis is on managing student behaviour through an emphasis on known expectations, social skills training and positive reinforcement. PBL is a Western Sydney initiative that follows the PBIS procedures of Dr Tim Lewis.
Coreen operates under a structure similar to the typical high school with specialist teachers taking subjects and students moving between lessons in a 7 period day. There are 3 IM/ED schools in the Western Sydney Region and in 2009 Coreen is the only one offering a Stage 6 (Year 11/12) program. This will likely see an increasingly large number of senior students in the school and create a focus on training students for post school options. Students range in age from 11 to 18 years and benefit from individual and small groups.