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Why choose our school?

Western Suburbs Special School is proud of its reputation as a school that provides evidence-based teaching and relevant curriculum within a values-based framework of quality leadership, positive behaviour support and warm, supportive relationships.

Features that attract families to our school:

  • Dedicated prep, early years, middle years, and senior years precincts and programs
  • Curriculum programs offered in a wide range of subject areas across the Australian Curriculum including literacy, numeracy, science, health and physical education, swimming, music, Songroom.
  • Committed, enthusiastic Principal and leadership team
  • Dedicated and experienced special education trained teachers 
  • All classrooms air-conditioned with Electronic White Boards and student access to iPads
  • Low student to staff ratios across classes
  • Dedicated purpose built ‘Work Training Centre Facility’ 
  • Registered Training Organization (RTO) providing Certificate 1 courses 
  • VET certified teachers – Certificate IV in Training and Assessment 
  • External work experience programs on offer for senior students
  • Member of Glenala Cluster Trade Training Centre
  • Dedicated staff who focus with family members and students to achieve the very best possible outcomes. 
  • Positive behaviour support methods embedded in practice around the You Can Do It program as an example of evidence-based practice
  • Quality student support and medical plans 
  • Transition programs to maximise success in the post-school options
  • Therapy services including occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech language pathology