Middle Learning Area

The Middle Years at Yarraville Special Developmental School caters for students ranging from 8 – 12 years old. Our warm, safe, friendly environment helps students to learn and develop skills to increase independence. As an integral part of school life, we support students to settle, move confidently around the school and learn the daily routines.


We aim to achieve the highest level of progress for each individual enabling them to communicate effectively, develop independent living and social skills, self-manage emotions, manage transitions, develop friendships and become confident citizens.


The environment is adapted to meet students' needs – it is highly structured, calm, safe and secure providing opportunities to learn, explore, play, and socialise. Our highly skilled and dedicated team of teachers, education support staff and Allied Health staff work closely together to make every school day a success for our students.