Secondary Learning Area

Secondary Learning Area at Yarraville Special Developmental School has seen some exciting changes this year. Our focus is on consolidating important life skills that have been worked on during students’ early years at school as well as the introduction of work skills.

Students have had the opportunity to participate in weekly work experience shifts at Bunnings Warehouse, preparing and delivering pamphlets to the community and travel training.

The Sports Department has coordinated a great selection of sporting activities for our students such as lawn bowls, cricket, soccer and a gym program in partnership with Victoria University. These activities take place both at school and at venues in the community.

During Electives and Senior Transition Education Programs (STEP) students are able to try out different work skills, leisure activities and participate in targeted programs delivered by our Allied Health professionals.

Senior Years canteen program is a popular weekly activity. Students thoroughly enjoy taking part in all aspects that this involves and the whole school is invited to order lunch on these days.

Each year as our students become young adults the school commits to assisting them to select the most suitable avenue to pursue once they have left school. The students and their parents are invited on a bus trip to visit different centres so they are able to make an informed choice. Once their decisions have been made the school helps facilitate a smooth transition to their new paths in adulthood.

Work experience at Bunnings Warehouse


Preparing and delivering pamphlets to the community