ALL MEMBERS OF STAFF CONTRIBUTE BY
- Promoting a climate in which children and young people feel safe, secure and respected.
- Building supportive, positive and trusting relationships where children and young people will feel valued and listened to.
- Modelling behaviour which promotes effective learning and wellbeing within the school community.
- Being sensitive and responsive to each child or young person’s wellbeing and learning needs.
- Fostering partnerships between students, staff, parents and the wider community.
- Students have access to a rich, diverse, purposeful and viable curriculum that is sequential and engaging and caters for the diverse learning styles and needs.
- Students engage through innovative teaching practices and have opportunities to develop knowledge and skills to be successful when they leave school.
- Students are supported to access an inclusive curriculum in a safe environment.
- Programs reflect current research and pedagogical practice, integrate technology and AAC tools and involve the wider school community.
It is my pleasure to introduce you to our school Yarraville Special Developmental School (SDS). Yarraville SDS caters for students aged from 5 to 18 years old with a diagnosis of moderate to severe intellectual disability. It has a current enrolment of 60 students.
At Yarraville SDS we are committed to providing a learning environment that values the ability and individuality of each student, ensuring all of our students have the opportunity to flourish and have every success in their learning.
Students are at the centre of everything we do and our dedicated teachers, education support staff and allied health team support our students to learn in ways that provide a basis for continued learning as they grow into safe, respectable and responsible citizens. The school provides a safe, stimulating and flexible learning environment promoting our school vision Excellence in Learning.
We ensure that students have access to tools, programs and resources for the 21st century learner to enable students to have every opportunity to engage and succeed in their learning. We are committed to providing EVERY CHILD, EVERY OPPORTUNITY, EVERY DAY to maximise the potential of each and every student.
We value and welcome parent involvement in the school as vital partners in their children’s education and to ensure students have access to all the supports they require in their learning. RESPECT, SAFETY and RESPONSIBILITY is fundamental to learning, personal growth and quality relationships as staff, students and parents work together to achieve and celebrate ongoing success.
I look forward to discussing our school with you and your family. Please contact me at the school number 03 9314 4919 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Acting Leading Teacher
Primary Learning Area Leader
Buses arrive at the school at 9:00am and depart at 3:00pm.
There are supervisors on all bus runs. Students may attend from outside the designated transport area however, in this case, transport is the responsibility of parents and the above times apply.
Front of the School
Front of the School
- Student management
- Buildings and grounds
- Staff employment and management
- Strategic planning
- Policy development and review
School Council meetings are every fourth Tuesday of the month, commencing at 6:30pm.
2021 School Council Dates
- 23rd February
- 23rd March AGM
- 27th April
- 25th May
- 22nd June
- 27th July
- 24th August
- 26th October
- 23rd November
- 14th December
School council members 2021
School Council President
School Council Vice President
School Council Treasurer
Parent School Council representatives
Partnerships with Parents & Carers
Establishing and developing relationships with parents and carers is a central part of our philosophy. It is important to us that all members of our community feel secure, supported and engaged in their learning and play. To achieve this, we establish trust and open communication with families so that there is a consistency in our approach. Children and adolescents learn best when the school and parents work together, and we value the contribution that parents make to our school. We endeavour to provide many opportunities where parents are involved in school life, such as SSGs, communication via Seesaw, surveys, classroom visits, parent morning groups, resource making, assemblies and celebrations at the school.
For our graduating students and those students who are in their final years of school, we regularly work in close communication with families and carers to provide the relevant support and understanding as to their child’s post school opportunities. Our aim is to support students, families, and carers to understand all their options, and assist in creating a conducive plan for when their child transitions out of school. We offer various options for students and families/carers to ascertain information, such as booklets of service providers, presentations by service providers, bus tours of service locations, and trial days for students at selected service locations.
Child Safe Standards
Every staff member, volunteer, contractor or visitor to the school is required to read and sign the Code of Conduct annually. The Code of Conduct aims to protect children and reduce any opportunities for child abuse or harm to occur. It also assists in understanding how to avoid or better manage risky behaviours and situations. It is intended to complement child protection legislation, Department policy, school policies and procedures and professional standards, codes or ethics as these apply to staff and other personnel.
In the event that there is any incident, disclosure or suspicion of child abuse, you must follow the Four Critical Actions For Schools Procedure.