Parents and carers of children with a disability are invited to contact our Principal, to ascertain if your child meets the enrolment eligibility criteria for Warracknabeal Special Developmental School and to arrange a personalised tour of the school.
Students seeking to be enrolled must have eligibility status as determined by the Department of Education & Training in the Program for Students with Disabilities, in the specific category of Intellectual Disability.
Enrolment at Warracknabeal Special Developmental School is welcomed throughout the school year for students who meet the eligibility criteria.
Applications from students who do not meet the above criteria will be considered on a case-by- case basis by the region, in consultation with the Principal, in consideration of the student’s education and support needs. The Regional Director must approve enrolments for students who do not meet the eligibility criteria.
There are many programs and resources available to help schools meet the needs of all students, including students with disabilities. The Department of Education and Training Vic Government website Starting School is a useful source of information.
The Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD) gives government schools funding to help them support students with disability and high needs. Warracknabeal Special Developmental School students are required to meet eligibility criteria under PSD to commence enrolment.
The Victorian Government has launched Disability Inclusion, a new reform package for children with disability in Victorian government schools. Visit Disability Inclusion: extra support for children with disability for more information.
During the transition from the Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD) to Disability Inclusion (DI) updates will be shared with families, processes may change under the new reform but the eligibility criteria for enrolment will remain the same under DI.