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Principal’s welcome

Western Suburbs Special School is committed to providing excellent program options for students with disabilities.

Our school vision is to provide an educational environment that assists and encourages students to develop the skills to live as happily and independently as possible in our community.

At Western Suburbs Special School, we aim to provide a happy, safe, supportive and effective learning environment that creates a feeling of trust and security for students and leads to the development of their potential. An Individual Curriculum Plan or ICP (previously known as an Individual Educational Plan) is the cornerstone of individualised planning for our students. It is designed to address identified developmental needs and to provide a basis for fostering increased independence in areas such as physical skills, communication, self-respect, respect for others, work habits and so on.

Our School strives to maintain student engagement in the learning process. The whole ethos of the school is to work toward ensuring that when a student concludes their education with us that they are prepared for the world after school.

Students at Western Suburbs Special School work a modified and sometimes alternative program connected to the Australian Curriculum that is linked to the real world and ensures students are supported and able to experience success.

We want students to enjoy coming to school, are challenged and extended while at school and feel they are able to contribute to our school.

Best results can only be secured through the home and the school working together and I look forward to working in partnership with you in educating your child and seeing them reach their full potential.

So please take the time to have a virtual tour of what we have to offer.


Peter McGill