Ashwood School – A Special Education Centre of Excellence


Ashwood School is a coeducational school for primary and secondary aged students that provides a progressive, supportive yet challenging environment. Ashwood School is an active learning community for students with mild intellectual disabilities. We work hard every day to ensure our school community is positive and inclusive – where every face has a place, every voice is valued and everyone has something to contribute. Individual Learning Programs ensure our students are engaged to achieve their personal best concentrating on building social, communication, independence and vocational skills to ensure a successful post school life. At Ashwood School we strive for our students to develop a sense of self – to know and understand who they are, what they like doing, to communicate their needs and to understand their emotions.

All class sizes reflect the learning needs of students with 6 to 13 students in each class. The school is organised into three departments: Primary, Secondary and Senior Secondary. The school follows the Victorian Curriculum and VCAL is offered in the Senior Secondary years.

Ashwood has a school mascot called RIPOR who represents the school values of Respect, Integrity, Passion, Optimism and Responsibility. The school also has adopted the School Wide Positive Behaviour Support Program and explicitly teaches the three expectations of Be Safe, Be a Learner and Be Responsible.


Our school is tailored to suit students who learn effectively in smaller class groups, who want to be part of a social group, who would enjoy a broad range of specialist programs including visual arts, performing arts, food technology, physical and outdoor education programs and are given the maximum opportunity to gain vocational and independence skills.

School contact details:


phone: 98087444