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Endeavour Hills Specialist School

12-38 Amalfi Dr Endeavour Hills 3802

New School

  1. Start

    Q2 2018

  2. Planning

  3. Design

  4. Construction

  5. Finish

    Q1 2022

The above dates are forecast only and subject to change.

About the project

We built a new specialist school in Endeavour Hills. It opened in 2022 and helps the growing local population get great education close to home.

The school was built on the former site of Endeavour Hills Secondary College.

Susan Coull has been appointed as principal of the school. See the drop-down below for more information.

We consulted with the community on the school name. See the drop-down below for more information.

This school provides educational programs for students with disability and high needs who have autism or an intellectual disability ranging from mild to profound.


In the 2018–19 State Budget, $17.2 million was allocated to schools across the State for planning. This includes funding for the school.

In 2020, the school shared in $438.6 million of funding for new schools.

Funding type
New School
  • The Endeavour Hills Specialist School – Meet the Team online information sessions were held on 6 October and 3 November.

    Families were provided an opportunity to meet the principal and team and find out more about the school’s facilities, enrolments and student experience.

  • Susan Coull has been appointed as principal of the school.

    Susan has extensive experience in education, and has successfully led three specialist schools since 2004. She has over 30 years of experience in working with children who have disabilities, most recently as the principal of the Currajong School in Malvern East.

    Susan trained as a music therapist and holds a master’s degree in special education. She is a strong advocate for independence and self-determination and develops innovative student programs that ensure students and families, as well as the wider school community, are actively involved in school life.

  • Endeavour Hills Specialist School was chosen as the school name following community consultation and discussions with Geographic Names Victoria, taking into account factors including public interest, relevance to the local area, and local Indigenous languages.

    The school is named after the suburb it is located in.

    We consulted with the community on Endeavour Hills Specialist School’s name from 11 June to 25 June 2021.

  • We have delivering the following facilities at the school:

    • two early years learning neighbourhoods
    • two middle years learning neighbourhoods
    • a senior years learning neighbourhood
    • community hub building with a competition-grade gymnasium
    • administration building
    • an outdoor play full-sized court
    • three outdoor play half-sized courts
    • a Victoria Federation-sized soccer pitch
    • car parking
    • bus turning circle and connected bus shelter
    • dedicated drop-off and pick-up zone
    • four mini-bus parking bays.

    The administration building has space for administration, library and staff facilities, with opportunity for the school to be a ‘Centre of Excellence' and be able to facilitate staff training and conferences.

    The community hub building includes a competition-grade physical education gymnasium and associated amenities, a fitness area, space for performing music and art, multi-purpose space, food preparation kitchen and dining, and student and staff amenities. It is intended that the sports facilities would be accessible by the community for use outside school hours.

    The landscaping of the school encompasses a series of outdoor learning areas and play spaces connected with each learning community building, offering a diverse range of activities, including half-sized hardcourts. Elsewhere on the site are a full-size hardcourt and a sports oval.

    Each learning neighbourhood includes two specialist spaces: a dry lab and a wet lab. The dry lab supports media and communications, drama and physical activities. The wet lab is for art, science, home-craft and technology studies.

    The school is able to enrol up to 288 students.

  • The school welcomes students aged from 5 to 18. Endeavour Hills Specialist School's enrolment policy, including detailed entry eligibility criteria, is outlined here:

    For more information about enrolling at the school, please contact Susan Coull by emailing

Endeavour Hills Specialist School - indicative site plan

Endeavour Hills Specialist School - indicative site plan
Endeavour Hills Specialist School - indicative site plan

This image shows the site plan for Endeavour Hills Specialist School. Marked up on the plan is:

  • administration building
  • 2 Early Years Community buildings
  • 2 Middle Years Learning Community buildings
  • Senior Years Learning Community building
  • Community Hub
  • 3 half courts
  • 5 play zones
  • potting shed
  • nature walk
  • sports field
  • bus turning circle
  • entry forecourt
Download Endeavour Hills Specialist School - indicative site plan

Reviewed 31 October 2022

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