• Why Choose Us

    Dynamic & vibrant learning community

    Monash Special Developmental School provides exemplary individualised programs to students with a diagnosed intellectual disability and/or multiple disabilities including autism spectrum disorder for students aged 2.8 to 18 years old.

  • Online Services at MSDS

    Enhancing our students’ educational experiences

    Our school uses a variety of online services and applications to support and enhance our students’ educational experiences and to create a high quality and innovative learning environment.

  • STAR/LINKS Program

    Comprehensive program in preparing students

    These programs combine evidence-based strategies which are being utilised by the school as a resource to teach the Victorian Curriculum.

    Welcome to Monash Special Developmental School

    We believe is a dynamic and vibrant learning community.  At Monash we have a highly motivated and dedicated team of staff who are committed to supporting all our students to reach their individual potential.

    Our core values are promoted through the teaching of our school wide expectations:

    • Do your best work
    • Help others succeed
    • Respect your school

    Early Education & Kindergarten

    The Monash Early Education Program offers a comprehensive, research-based program for preschool age children from 2.8 to 4.8 years (on 1st Jan in year of enrolment) who are diagnosed with a developmental delay or disability.

    Primary School

    The Primary section of Monash SDS caters for students aged 5-12 years.  Our aim is to provide all students with the best possible program incorporating DET guidelines and the Victorian Curriculum.

    Secondary School

    The Junior Secondary Section of Monash SDS caters for students aged 12-15 years, who have a moderate to profound intellectual disability, including students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or multiple disabilities.

    STAR/LINKS Program

    Since 2017, Monash SDS has been implementating the STAR and Links Program throughout the school.

    Structured Teaching

    Students begin to work towards their independence from the early years as we introduce them to their individualised schedules to establish structure and predictability within their day.

    VET Program

    The program has the capacity to engage and challenge students to maximise their individual talents and capabilities.

    School-wide Positive Behaviour Support

    At Monash Special Developmental School we are committed to SWPBS as it helps create and maintain a positive, safe and supportive learning environment.

    Leader & innovator in educational services for students with intellectual disabilities

    Monash Special Developmental School provides exemplary individualised programs to students with a diagnosed intellectual disability and/or multiple disabilities including autism spectrum disorder for students aged 2.8 to 18 years old.  Your child must be eligible for funding through the Program for Students with Disabilities (PSD).

    Experienced special education teachers deliver high quality programs to promote learning and development in the key areas of communication, social skills, personal independence and academic instruction.

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