At Coburg Special Developmental School we recognise the extraordinary responsibility and privilege it is to educate our students and believe that all students have the right to the best possible education and to achieve their highest potential every day.

Early Years

The Early Years Unit is an exciting nurturing environment for your child to start their formal school life. Class groups are carefully chosen to enhance your child’s learning, taking into account your child’s age, skills and special needs.

During the first years of learning, teachers aim to create a safe and happy environment where students are valued, praised, and encouraged rather than constantly tested.

In the Early Years Unit, students are encouraged to make sense of the world around them through real-life experiences.

All students have their own individual learning programs which are designed in consultation with parents/carers, teachers and our student support staff who work with your child. Classroom programs cover all the areas required by the Department of Education & Training and we are excited to be implementing Child Centred Learning and using ABLES (Abilities Based Learning and Education Support) and The Victorian Curriculum, which have an emphasis on individual learning styles and personal development.


The curriculum in the Early Years and Middle Years emphasizes literacy and numeracy skills. There are also opportunities for the development of physical, creative and information and communication technology (ICT) skills, as students are encouraged to explore their world.

In 2018 we will have a different theme for each term. They are:

Term 1 – The weather

Term 2 –  Places and spaces

Term 3 – Colour is all around us

Term 4 – Play

If you have any further questions after reading this booklet, please contact me on 9354 4366 or

We look forward to working with you to provide the best educational outcome for your child.