Glenallen School decided to rename their school swimming pool complex the "Tim Disken Pool" after his gold medal winning performance in the 100m S9 Freestyle at the Rio De Janeiro Paralympics.
Glenallen School are committed to providing a child safe, secure and stimulating learning environment where children and young people feel safe and their rights are considered when decisions are made that affect their lives.
Students can reach their full educational potential only when they are happy, healthy and safe, and when there is a positive school culture to engage and support them in their learning.
Transdisciplinary teams including teachers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists work together to plan, implement and evaluate individual student focused learning programs. Other support staff include a music therapist, nurses, a community wellbeing officer, program assistants and disability support workers.
Their aim is to provide for the development of each student intellectually, socially, physically and emotionally. Individual educational and therapeutic programs are designed to promote student achievement as well as maximising independence in functional activities of daily living. Each student is encouraged to be an active participant in their individual learning program.
"Timothy Disken is a proud young man belonging to the Glenallen Alumni. Tim spent most of his secondary school years at Glenallen and held a school captain position in his final years. He embodies their school values of Learning, Communication, Respect and Teamwork. His ability to apply himself and achieve his goals have been and continue to be inspirational for all who know him. His continued support and encouragement to all of the students at Glenallen is so positive and the Glenallen community was unanimous in naming their school swimming pool after him. Every time the students at Glenallen School actively participate in the aquatics program they are inspired to do their best when they see Tim ‘Disco' Disken photos on our walls." - Michael Cole, Principal, Glenallen School.