Welcome to Verney Road School
Be a Learner.
Verney Road School provides educational programs for children and young people with a moderate to severe intellectual disability from age 3 – 18 years. Many students have additional associated disabilities including sensory or physical impairment, autism and / or challenging behaviours. The school has a strong learning ethos, with a belief ‘that all children can learn’. Individualised SMART goals and teaching strategies are developed with parents/ carers using Individual Education Plans. The development of Social Competence occurs through School Wide Positive Behaviour Support. A matrix of school expectations sets the background for teaching all aspects of ‘How we behave at Verney Road School.’
The school sits on the busy intersection of Verney Road and Balaclava Road, Shepparton. It was purpose built in 1999 for 74 students. The buildings are modern; however 6 portable classrooms have been added to meet the needs of the growing population. The school is landlocked by a housing estate on the north and a school and childcare on the west. Play space for the 190 students is at a premium. The majority of students travel to school by contract buses. However the school car park at pick up and drop off time is hectic and requires staff supervision for safety.
The school has a Student Family Occupation of 0.77. This means 77% of our families access a Health Care Card. We have a diverse student population including 15% indigenous, 11% where English is the Additional Language 28% of single parent families and 8% of students are in Out of Home Care.
The school is proud of its varied teaching and learning programs: A web based curriculum guides learning outcomes for Early and Middle Years’ students. Senior students participate in VCAL, VET and Independent Living Skills Curriculum.
All students enrolled at VRS have a right to feel safe and be safe. The wellbeing of children in our care will always be our first priority and we have zero tolerance to child abuse. We aim to create a child safe and child friendly environment where children feel safe and are free to enjoy life to the full without any concern for their safety.