Welcome to Endeavour Hills Specialist School (EHSS), a unique school that caters for students with autism and/or an intellectual disability aged between 5 and 18 years. Our students and staff work together to promote and demonstrate our core value “Be Kind”: to yourself, to others and the environment.
Our school, which opened in January 2022, is a state of the art, purpose-built facility comprising individual learning places that allow students to learn, grow and foster friendships with students of a similar age in a safe, stimulating, and engaging environment. Each learning place is named after a native flower or tree, reflecting the native remnant vegetation onsite. The learning places have their own “Messy lab” (Art/Science room) and “Rhythm lab” (Music room), reducing the need for multiple transitions for students across the school. All buildings have a set of classrooms and bathroom facilities that are wheelchair accessible and serviced by a full overhead hoist system. Augmented hearing support is in every learning space for students with a hearing impairment. The students can take regulating sensory breaks on the equipment that is freely available in all learning places.
Our Community Hub has a full-size competition basketball court, all abilities accessible fitness center and a full-size commercial kitchen. This space is designed to be utilized by the wider community, thus strengthening our community partnerships.
Our staff work in transdisciplinary teams comprising teachers, therapists, educational support staff, students, and families. This model places the student at the center of their learning and ensures that the learning is tailored to their individual needs. Class sizes are small allowing every student the opportunity to succeed.
Students’ academic learning, which is embedded in the Victorian Curriculum A-10, is complimented by a broad specialist program with students participating in Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Physical Education and Homecrafts/Horticulture.
I hope you take the time to view the virtual 3D tour of our school and peruse the photo gallery.
If you believe that EHSS is the right school for your child, please contact the school to arrange a tour and I look forward to welcoming you to our wonderful school.