Upcoming Events
October 2018
  • 19Inters/Seniors Halloween Pop Up Shop - 2:30pm
  • 22Senior Gold Coast Camp (22nd October - 27th October)
  • 29Staff Professional Development Day - Student free day
  • 31Student Immunisations - 1pm (Catch up appointment for Years 7&10)
November 2018
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Principals welcome

Yarrabah is a Specialist School that caters for students with intellectual, physical and/or multiple disabilities in the bayside suburb of Aspendale, aged between 2.8 and 18 years. 

Yarrabah’s purpose is to maximise student potential by providing an individualised safe learning environment that promotes active learning, encourages adventure, independence and self-esteem. Yarrabah provides all students an individualised curriculum with therapeutic supports that prepare them for life as valued members of the community.

Our philosophy is REAL

Relationships are built upon positive communication, school values, are welcoming in nature and team oriented.

Explicit instructional approaches are evidence based, engaging, scaffolded and ensure the steps to success are differentiated and well understood.

Abilities of students are profiled, evaluated, supported by therapy, assessed using developmental checklists/assessments and maximised using individualised approaches.

Learning for life is reinforced in each section, during every lesson using relevant learning resources that encourage a hands-on guided approach to developing communication skills, life skills, work skills, play skills, academic understandings, personal and social capabilities.

As a KidsMatter and Respectful Relationships school we value student wellbeing and the importance of a positive and respectful school community. You will always be made to feel welcome at Yarrabah School. We place great emphasis on supporting families by regularly hosting and delivering parent support programs in the interest of you and your child.

My staff and I will always be available to listen and answer your enquiries as best we can. I encourage you to keep coming back to read the newsletters, watch our events and reflect on the general information available on this site.

Kindest Regards,

Matthew Harris

Principal