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Located in Balwyn, Belmore School is a purpose built government specialist school that caters for students aged 5-18 living in the northeast quadrant of metropolitan Melbourne. We provide expert education, care and support for students with a range of disabilities, including physical disabilities, intellectual disabilities, autism, visual impairment or complex health issues that require paramedical aid. We offer a comprehensive and contemporary learning environment-based on the Victorian Curriculum-that develops each individual student intellectually, physically and emotionally. We also help our students to lead richer, fuller lives by maximising their independence, competence and confidence across the functional and behavioural aspects of day-to-day life.
Belmore School offers highly evolved and stimulating learning programs. We implement individual learning plans for all students based on the Victorian Curriculum. Our comprehensive educational team is supplemented by highly qualified and experienced therapy staff including physiotherapists, speech pathologists and occupational therapists, who work together in a multidisciplinary approach. We also use the Abilities Based Learning and Education Support (ABLES) program so that we can effectively assess and report on our students’ achievements. Our curriculum teaches life as well as learning skills to help students better navigate our ever changing world.
At Belmore School, our students are cared for and encouraged both in and out of the classroom. Our mealtime program builds living skills that can help our students to maximise their independence. Students’ personal care needs are attended to by a dedicated ‘Care Team’ in a sensitive and respectful manner, in well-equipped private facilities. Our nursing and medical intervention staff ensures students with health impairments are comprehensively cared for. Individualised medical care plans are put in place for students with chronic ill health.
At Belmore School, our facilities are second to none. Safe, purpose built classrooms and a playground with specially designed recreation areas create a secure yet stimulating environment. We also provide a fully equipped Aquatics Centre, physiotherapy gymnasium and dedicated art and music spaces. Our extensive range of purpose-designed equipment, from standing frames, to walkers, to hoists and splints support students with all manner of physical disabilities. Our ICT equipment is also leading edge: students can access interactive televisions, modified computers, notebooks and iPads and tailored education software.
We like to think we’re just that little bit more special than other schools. Here’s what makes us different and unique:
– Smaller class sizes with teachers trained in specialist education – Integrated therapies with committed professionals working in tandem – Safe and supportive learning environment – Closer, more rewarding relationships between home and school – Regular camps, excursions and incursions with a focus on inclusion into our local community – Development of personal and interpersonal skills – Functional living program – Flexible dual enrolment opportunities
From their initial Orientation Program through to their final Transition Program that helps prepare our students for success after they leave us, we are there for every one of our students, every step of the way.
For further information or to arrange a tour of our school, please contact our Principal Karen Overall on 9859 8762.
Belmore School
Stroud Street, Balwyn, 3103
www.belmoresc.vic.edu.au
belmore.sch@edumail.vic.gov.au

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