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"Together we will "

Wangaratta District Specialist School aims to develop all students to be as independent and likeable as possible. 

 

Our school’s vision is to provide positive learning experiences that allow students to achieve their optimum level of academic, social, emotional and physical independence. 

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OUR SCHOOL

At Wangaratta District Specialist School, we are dedicated to providing a supportive, inclusive, and dynamic learning environment for students with intellectual and associated disabilities. Our passionate team works collaboratively with families and the community to ensure every student reaches their full potential.

Want to discover our vision for the future? Click through to read more.

WHY CHOOSE OUR SCHOOL

Our core values, embodied in our motto "Together We Will: Be Learners, Be Safe, Be Respectful," reflect our belief in the power of a cooperative, happy, and non-threatening learning environment. These values are represented in the incredible initiatives that we're so proud to offer at our school. 

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Empowering Student Success 

WDSS is proud to offer initiatives like the Victorian Pathways Certificate (VPC). The VPC provides the support and structure needed for students to succeed and achieve their educational and career goals.

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Personalised Learning Plans

We carefully adapt learning based on individual strengths and interests, ensuring a positive, personalized experience for every student. We leverage a student’s special interest areas to motivate them to achieve their personal best.

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A Community that Feels Like Home

We are more than just a school - we're a close-knit, caring community of families and carers sharing similar experiences. Joining us provides an instant support network to share your journey with WDSS and beyond.

CREATING POSITIVE LEARNING EXPERIENCES

Our mission is to create a nurturing, stimulating, and supportive atmosphere where every student can thrive socially, emotionally, and academically.

Want to see more of what our students love about WDSS, check out our Student Voice page.

OUR TEAM

With over 80 dedicated teaching staff, educational support personnel, and allied health professionals, we collaborate closely with families, carers, specialists, and the local community.

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DATES TO REMEMBER

June 10th

King's Birthday Public Holiday

June 28th

Last Day of Term 2

July 15th

First Day of Term 3

LATEST NEWS

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STAY CONNECTED

Keep up-to-date with our latest news, events, and updates. Join our community and be the first to know about our initiatives, success stories, and ways you can get involved in supporting our students.

WDSS COMPASS

Please click on the link below to access our Compass School Management Portal.

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