Sale & district specialist school
Sale & District Specialist School is the only specialist setting servicing a broad area extending across the Shire of Wellington catering for children from 5 to 18 years of age all of whom have an intellectual disability.
The school is a new, state of the art, purpose built facility that has extensive and well equipped teaching and learning spaces, complemented by vast attractive, secure grounds. We aim to be recognised as an educational setting of first choice for students who have an intellectual disability.
Our school supports students to achieve their social, emotional, physical and intellectual potential and develops students’ habits to be lifelong learners. We encourage students to develop the level of independence, life skills, self-worth and confidence necessary to live as an integral part of the community.
The school offers comprehensive programs focussing on individual learning goals following the Victorian Curriculum. VCAL foundation is offered at the Senior Secondary level. Opportunity exists for students to take part in integration programs, via dual enrolment with a mainstream primary or secondary school.
All members of the staff team are committed to ensuring each student has the opportunity to succeed in all areas of their school life.
Our Commitment to Child Safety
Sale & District Specialist School (S&DSS) is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This will be the primary focus of our care and decision-making. S&DSS has zero tolerance for child abuse. S&DSS is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Particular attention will be paid to the diversity of all children, including the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, children with disabilities and vulnerable children. S&DSS is a safe and inclusive school for all people including LGBTIQ people. Every person involved in S&DSS has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role he/she plays individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.
Child Safety Policy
Child Safe Code of Conduct