Welcome to Skene Street Specialist School
Our vision is to continue “...to deliver a high quality, individualised program to allow students to reach their personal best and embrace our school motto- ‘See me as I am’”.
Skene Street Specialist School is a Government, dual mode specialist school in Stawell in regional Victoria. We cater for students with a diagnosed intellectual disability between the ages of 5–18 years. The school is located only 2.5 hours from Melbourne at the foothills of the Grampians National Park (Gariwerd) Victoria and provides education to students living in Stawell, Ararat and local districts. The school sits on the traditional lands of the Djab Warrang and Jadawadjali people.
The school provides an approved curriculum framework differentiated to meet student needs. We implement appropriate sections of the Victorian Curriculum Foundation–Year 10, including Towards Foundation Levels A to D. Our specialist programs for 2023 include Work Futures, Community Access, Physical Education, Art, Digital Technology, Swimming, Choir, RDA and Physiotherapy.
Staff/pupil ratios are a priority and we support the students with as much staff assistance as possible. Our teaching staff, educational support staff and physiotherapist work together in a cohesive multi-disciplinary team. We also liaise with external allied health professionals to further enhance staff knowledge of individual student needs.
Our staffing profile for 2023 consists of myself, 9 teachers, 13 class based Educational Support staff, 4 bus staff, a Chaplain, a part time Physiotherapist, a full time Business Manager and part time Office Assistant.
Our 2023 enrolment is currently 49 students.
If you would like to book a tour of the school or gain more information, please call the office on 03 53582448.