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  • Graduation

    2018 Year 12 Graduation Thursday 13th December 2018 @ 6.30pm Mecure Port of Echuca "Murray Room"…

  • Term 4 Ends

    Term 4 finishes Friday 21st December 2018 @ 12.30pm…

  • Term One 2019

    Term One 2019 - Students start back on the Thursday 31st January 2019…

Fundraising

  • 2019 Fundraising

    If you would like to join our Fundraising Committee in 2019 we are looking for new ideas & helpers  …

  • Rock & Roll Night

    Thank you to everyone who supported our "Rock n Roll" night we successfully raised $15,300 which will be going towards purchasing our new iPads…

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
curriculum.

 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 

 

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