Modbury Special School is one of the largest Special School sites in South Australia. We recognise that each child has their own individual needs, abilities and strengths. In every classroom the learning environment and curriculum are personalised to suit each child. Individualised planning incorporates sensory regulation, Positive Behaviour Intervention Supports (PBIS), communication strategies and differentiation of curriculum.

Modbury Special School offers opportunities for students in special classes on the main school grounds and annex opportunities at a number of local primary and high schools to further differentiate the learning environment for the students enrolled. As a school we endeavour to provide learning and understanding to assist our students to create positive relationships with the community. Life skills are explicitly taught to all students and activities are varied to suit the skills and capabilities that each student possesses.

Based on the Disability Discrimination Act (1995) and the Disability Standards of Education (2005) every student has access to the Australian Curriculum. Appropriate educational (curriculum, assessment and reporting), instructional (individualised teaching programs and strategies) and environmental adjustments are made to support each child. Assessments are conducted through ABLES and ROCC and we report against personalised learning goals developed during each child’s One Plan meeting which are developed in conjunction with parent/carer and the classroom teacher to ensure a shared understanding of developmental goals.

Positive Behaviour Support, communication, sensory regulation and differentiation of curriculum are all delivered to students under the framework of Highly Structured Teaching. Parents interested in enrolling their child at Modbury Special School need to apply through the Para Hills District Office for enrolment consideration.


Ginny Pyatt