Thursday 15th December 2016…
End of Term 4 2016
Term 4 ends on Tuesday 20th December at12.30 we would like to wish all our students & families and very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year…
Term 1 2017
Term 1 2017 starts on Wednesday 1st February 2017…
* We are still collecting old batteries so if you have any lying around please contact to the office for drop off point…
Echuca Specialist School
Echuca Specialist School provides education for children ages 5-18 years with
intellectual and associated disabilities. The school was the junior section of Tehan House Day Training Centre. In 1991 it became an SDS for students with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities under DE&T. In January 1997 the school became a dual mode setting enrolling students with mild through to severe intellectual disabilities. The school’s name was then changed to Echuca Specialist School.
Since that time our student numbers have progressively grown, with indications that this trend will continue into the future.
The school is housed in some rented accommodation with DEECD portable buildings on site. The grounds have been extensively landscaped providing a safe and pleasant learning environment. The students have participated in creating
mosaic murals and paintings which are displayed in the outdoor settings. Each class group has a vegetable garden and classes take turns to care for the chickens. The
landscaped bike track is used daily providing a valuable resource to enhance our
The school provides a practical curriculum, based on individual needs and abilities. It is designed to be motivating, challenging and flexible with a significant focus on life skills and personal development programmes. Students enjoy a variety of activities with camps, excursions providing highlights throughout the year.
Family connections are vital and their continued support is greatly valued. Student
welfare is a high priority and contact with most families on a daily basis provides
holistic support to students, parents and caregivers. Our families come from a diverse background spread over a large geographical area.
Many of our students have high paramedical needs. Access to physiotherapy,
occupational therapy, speech therapy and psychologist services is provided as required.
Specialised therapy and augmented communication equipment is available to support these programmes.
The school prides itself on having an open and welcoming environment that
encourages parent and community participation. Links with the community are
encouraged. The school plays host to students on work experience, or community
service programmes as well as providing on site training for staff from local