The Victorian Government made a commitment to deliver 100 new schools between 2019 and 2026. That included this new specialist school, designed to meet the additional needs of students with disabilities. Endeavour Hills Specialist School is being built on the former site of Endeavour Hills Secondary College, and we're on track to open it in 2022.
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.
Endeavour Hills Specialist School will provide educational programs for students with disability and high needs who have autism or an intellectual disability ranging from mild to profound.
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Get to know new principal Susan Coull and meet the team at an online information session. Find out more about the school’s facilities, enrolments and student experience and join us for a Q&A panel discussion.
The session will run from 7.00PM to 7.45PM (AEST) on Wednesday, 6 October. Register for the event and submit your questions here.
The school will welcome students aged from 5 to 18. Endeavour Hills Specialist School's enrolment policy, including detailed entry eligibility criteria, is outlined in this document (PDF or Word).
For more information about enrolling at the school, please contact Susan Coull by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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 are 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
an outdoor play full-sized court
three outdoor play half-sized courts
a Victoria Federation-sized soccer pitch
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 will encompass 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 will be able to enrol up to 288 students.
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