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Aspley Special School

Aspley Special School provides educational programs for about 100 students aged between 12 and 18 years of age with intellectual impairment and additional disabilities.  The school is unique in that it is one of only two special schools in Queensland that provides programs only for secondary aged students with disabilities.  This uniqueness has enabled the school to develop and maintain a focus on learning experiences tailored to preparing students for post-school life.  As such, all programs are centred on ensuring students are ready to transition into the broader community as independently as their capability enables.
Aspley Special School is a leader in the provision of senior schooling programs for students with disabilities.  Our reputation has been built on our famous recycling and hospitality programs.  In recent years it is also a result of our focus on the Australian Curriculum, innovative models of service delivery and expansion of our program offerings.  Aspley Special School has been recognised with numerous educational and community awards including our the Queensland Department of Education and Training’s highest accolade, a Showcase Award (Senior Schooling) Aspley Special school has also received a National Australia Bank Schools First Award for community partnerships.
All students are encouraged to become as independent as possible.  Each student has a Individual Curriculum (ICP) or Senior Education and Training (SET) Plan that identifies priority learning goals which are negotiated by the staff in consultation with parents/caregivers and students.  In the Senior School (Year 10-12) students also have a student driven, aspirational Planning Alternate Tomorrows with Hope (PATH) plan.  All aspects of each student’s plans are focused on developing the skills required for post-school life.
Our school vision is “For our students to extend their ability and readiness to engage in personally meaningful life activities as content, valued members of the broader community”. This vision is underpinned by our school motto “Learning for Life”.

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