Verney Road School in partnership with parents, carers and the community provides the best opportunity for all children to have a meaningful and worthwhile education. We optimise talents and abilities and enhance self esteem and prepare each individual for a purposeful pathway into adulthood.
Verney Road School is committed to providing an education for children and young people with a mild, moderate or severe intellectual disability from age 2.8 – 18 years. Many students have multiple diagnoses of disability. These may include Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Down Syndrome. Students can also present with sensory, physical impairment and challenging behaviours. We have a strong learning ethos with a belief ‘that all children can learn.’ Individualised Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Timely, (SMART) goals and teaching strategies are developed with parents / carers using Individual Learning Plans, with high expectations for all learners. Our goal is the promotion of positive student behaviour, communication skills, emotional wellbeing and maximising independence in daily life and learning.
Verney Road School is a modern facility which includes specially designed classrooms, along with a Woodwork Shed, Art Room, Library , Sensory Room, Perceptual Motor Program Room, Spa, Multi-purpose Room, Home Crafts Room and large play areas.
Our student population comes from a wide geographical zone including Shepparton, Mooroopna, Numurkah, Murchison, Kyabram, Violet Town and Tatura Transport may be provided for all students who meet the criteria for our school.
Extra programs at the school include Riding for the Disabled (RDA), Swimming, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Massage Therapy, Speech Therapy, Integration, Home Crafts, Perceptual Motor Programs, Sensory Stimulation, Music Therapy.
Verney Road School has a culture of four key expectations, these are what we value:
Be Safe ~ we are committed to the promotion of behaviours and creating environments that ensures the wellbeing of every member of the school community.
Be Respectful ~ we are committed to accepting each other as we are and valuing our strengths and differences.
Be Responsible ~ we are committed to supporting each other, for being accountable for our actions and encouraging all to achieve independence.
Be a Learner ~ we are committed to all members of our school community having a go at diverse learning opportunities and by reflecting on our mistakes and not giving up, we build success.