Mission & Values
Achieving excellence both globally and nationally in educational services for students with special needs.
Integrity, Respect, High Professional Standards, Care and Support, Consistency.
Preparing students with autism spectrum disorders to achieve the best outcomes from life’s opportunities.
Engaging in professional research of exemplary education programs.
Effective Teaching at Bulleen Heights School
Effective teaching at Bulleen Heights is the provision of a safe learning environment within which consistency is valued and motivated staff engage, instruct and assess students along a continuum of learning to achieve individual goals.
Overview of Bulleen Heights Specialist School
Bulleen Heights School is a Department of Education and Early Childhood Development specialist school for students with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder. The school enrolment for 2015 is expected to be approximately 280 students. We have two school campuses; Pleasant Rd Campus and Manningham Rd Campus.
In the year 2015 the school will be divided into two sub schools. Students will be in groups based upon a combination of age, developmental level and maturity.
Curriculum development and implementation across the school is based on AusVELS, providing a framework for planning the whole school curriculum by setting out standards for students to achieve in core areas. At Bulleen Heights School the learning standards assist in the development of student programs, according to individual need.
A psychologist, occupational therapists, speech therapists and social worker will work with us this year. This team of professionals compliments our educational programs.
Inclusion is supported at all levels of the school. Primary School groups access programs from our classroom at Templestowe Valley Primary School, as well as a number of students throughout the school participating, on a part-time basis, in a range of programs at neighbourhood schools.
Bus transport for students living within the Designated Transport Area (DTA) is provided by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. Other students either travel independently or are brought to school by parents and carers. See DTA map attachment and DEECD booklet, ‘Transport to Specialist Schools – Information for families’. If you have any enquiries, please contact your assistant principal.
Aims and Objectives
- To provide educational experiences of the highest possible quality to meet the individual needs of our students, enabling them to take their place as contributing members of the community in which they live, and to lead happy and productive lives.
- To provide a learning environment that allows students to develop social, academic and physical skills and encourages them to maximise their potential.
- To give parents, students and staff the opportunity to participate in collaborative decision-making about curriculum content and learning processes.
- To cater to the diverse needs of all students by providing access to a wide range of programs which will enable them to specialise in activities appropriate to their needs.