There are a many schools in Adelaide and South Australia which specialise in providing education to children with specific disabilities as well as schools which specialise in areas, such as sport, music or performing arts.
Deaf or Hard of Hearing Schools in Adelaide and South Australia
The following schools offer educational programs to students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Brighton Primary School Hearing Impaired School
Elizabeth Park Primary School
Hillcrest Primary School Oral Aural Unit
Klemzig Centre for hearing Impaired
Woodville Centre Hearing Impaired
Adelaide High School Centre for Hearing impaired
Vocational College Centre for the hearing impaired
Blind or Visually Impaired Schools in Adelaide
South Australian School for Vision Impaired is a specialist school for students with a Vision Impairment (mainly catering for Primary students, but also accommodates secondary students with addition disabilities).
Physical/Mental and Learning Difficulties – Schools in Adelaide and South Australia
There are different types of education options in Adelaide and South Australia for children with physical disabilities, mental disabilities, learning difficulties and behavioural problems. Education support is found within mainstream schools and each are under the control of the principal of that school. They generally cater for students with the lowest level of support requirements and who integrate with the mainstream students for some of their educational program.
Ashford Special School provides a safe, caring, social and emotional environment for children with complex learning difficulties. Visit: www.ashfordsp.sa.edu.au
Modbury Special School in Hope Valley provides specialist education for children with intellectual difficulties. Visit: www.modburyss.sa.edu.au
Suneden Special School, in Mitchell Park is a private, low-fee paying, non-denominational school that caters for children with intellectual and multiple disabilities. The children in the school are aged between 5 and 21 years. Visit: www.suneden.sa.edu.au
Catholic Special Schools
St Patricks and St Ann’s Special Schools are co-educational Schools delivering educational opportunities to children with physical and mental disabilities.
St Patricks: www.stpats.adl.catholic.edu.au
St Ann's: www.stpats.adl.catholic.edu.au
Schools which specialise in certain subjects
Specialist Physical Education and Sport Schools provide opportunities for students to develop skills and pursue careers in physical education and sport.
Wirreanda High School coordinates the Southern Vales Physical Education and Sport program involving Christies Beach High School and Reynella East High School. As part of the program Reynella East offer a Basketball and Cricket course and Christies Beach provides a focus on Aquatics. Wirreanda High school offers Australian Rules Football, Netball, Soccer, Dance, Basketball, Surfing, Cricket, Volleyball and Outdoor Recreation. Students can follow their Specialist Sport through to Year 12 in SSABSA accredited subjects.
Henley High School provides talented athletes with the opportunity to further develop their sporting skills and knowledge in one of eleven sports (Athletics, Basketball, Cricket, Football, Golf, Hockey, Netball, Soccer, Softball, Surf Life Saving, and Tennis). Students are able to gain accreditation in coaching and officiating as well as complete a number of competencies for completing a Certificate II in Sport. Students are able to participate in the program from Years 8 to 12 and complete SACE requirements. The aim of the program is to provide a balanced education in addition to supporting students in reaching the highest level possible.
Special Interest Sport Programs
Some schools in South Australia conduct an intensive program in a specific sport in conjunction with the relevant state sporting association. There is a selection process for entry into these programs. All students of the school have the opportunity to benefit from the focus in that sport.
Sports Focus School
An arrangement exists between the Department and the SA Gymnastics Association to support a high level gymnastics training program attached to Ascot Park Primary School.
Music and Performing Arts The schools which specialize in music and performing arts are:
- Brighton Secondary School - Music
- Charles Campbell Secondary School - Dance/Drama/Music/Performing Arts
- Fremont-Elizabeth City High School - Music
- Golden Grove High School - Dance/Drama
- Woodville High School - Music
- Marryatville High School - Music
Specialist Language Schools:
The School which offers specialist teaching in languages is Adelaide High School