Yarra Ranges SDS

Celebrating Achievement

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Welcome to our school.  Yarra Ranges Special Developmental School, as a state government school, provides innovative and evidence based educational progams for children aged 2 years and 8 months to 18 years who have a significant developmental delay and/or an intellectual disability (including children with multiple disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder) within a supportive and family focussed environment.  We strive to promote the learning growth and success of every child by providing programs which teach skills and values to assist children of all abilities to reach their full potential, extending and supporting them to become effective and valued members of the community.

Yarra Ranges Special Developmental School is committed to the promotion of positive education, social and emotional interactions between staff, students and the community through the provision of an innovative and first rate learning and recreational environment.

This school has a commitment to zero tolerance of child abuse. We support and respect all children as well as our staff and volunteers.
We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, the cultural safety of children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability

Our vision is based on the principles of:

  • High Expectations
  • Inclusion
  • Learning to Learn
  • Community Engagement
  • Being Future Focussed.

As a community our school values:

  • Safety
  • Responsibility
  • Respect

which are imbedded in all school policies and practices.