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Our community

Aspley Special School is located within the Brisbane North District of Education Queensland. The student catchment area is geographically very large, spreading from the inner city to Eatons Hill, Sandgate and Bracken Ridge. Therefore the school does not have a “local” community in the way that schools usually do. 

Despite the geographical spread of our student's homes we are a community hub for our surrounding suburbs. Community involvement in the school is centred around our Kingfisher Recycling Centre and Coffee Shop. Our school has been processing the local community's recyclable material since the school opened in 1974. What started with can crushing has now grown into the world's largest school-based recycling centre which is a collaborative project between our school and the twenty volunteers which ensure it opens 24/7, every day of the year.

Local businesses, schools and community members visit our award winning coffee shop the Frothee Coffee Shoppee each Friday. The coffee shop is run to industry standard and provides invaluable skills training opportunities for our students and a wonderful meeting place for our community.

Our school has wonderful relationships with numerous community groups that provide support to our students for targeted projects - in particular the Ridley Road Mens Shed, Geebung -Zillmere RSL Club, Aspley Orchid Society, Aspley Lions and the Variety Club. We also have nurtured a number of corporate partnerships with local businesses especially Refund Home Loans, De Bortoli Wines, FoodFX, Bunnings and The Good Guys Carseldine.