Wear Orange Day
Friday 13th May - Wear Orange Day for One & All…
School Photos Wednesday 1st June 2016…
Last Day of Term 2
Last Day of Term 2 Friday 24th June Students will be dismissed one hour earlier…
2016 Fundraising Events
* 2016 Battery Drive - We are collecting any old batteries you may have lying around - Please contact the office for drop off location * Movie Night "Finding Dory" - Sunday 19th June 2016 * Little Black Dress - Friday 2nd September 2016 @ Radcliffe's Echuca…
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