Programs & Resources

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Burbridge School provides high quality education for students with special needs and our school is extremely well resourced in line with this specialisation. We are happy to offer a range of unique and exciting programs to students to make sure holistic development can be achieved in all areas.

Our students participate in programs according to their individual needs and we work hard to determine what is best for each student. During these processes, we welcome the input of parents, families, therapists and medical professionals.

Individual Education Plans (IEPs) ensure programs are specifically tailored to the needs of each student as we aim to teach students the skills they will need:

  • to become successful learners

  • to socialise

  • to develop positive behaviours

  • to communicate effectively


There is also a strong emphasis on developing:

  • functional life-skills

  • work-skills

  • communication

  • independence

  • socially appropriate behaviour

  • behaviours conducive to learning



Burbridge School programs include, but are not limited to:

  • Literacy and Numeracy Programs

  • Technology Programs including computers, i-Pads, switches and modified and switch-adapted technologies

  • Communication Programs

  • Independent-Living Skills Programs

  • Positive Behaviour Support

  • Social-Skills and Protective Behaviours Programs

  • Movement and Mobility Programs

  • Hydrotherapy, water awareness and water safety

  • Horse Riding

  • Drumming

  • Dance

  • Bike riding (regular and modified bikes are available to give most students access)

  • Multi-sensory programs

  • Community Access Programs

  • The Arts

  • Health and Physical Education and Development

  • Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy (for students registered with a therapy provider)