Nepean School

Nepean School is an innovative educational setting, offering individualised learning pathways for students with physical disabilities and complex health needs.
We have strived to create and embed a culture of kindness at Nepean. We have 3 very simple school rules that help us all to focus on sustaining and nurturing a caring school environment –
Kindness to Ourselves
Kindness to One Another
Kindness to Our Environment
Our teachers and therapists work collaboratively in a transdisciplinary teaming model to deliver quality learning programs. Students are supported in their learning through three hours of Physiotherapy, three hours of Occupational Therapy, three hours of Speech Therapy and one hour of Music Therapy every week.
We provide comprehensive programs for students at all stages of learning, from early learners through to VCAL and VET programs. Individual Learning Plans (ILPs) cover the breadth of the Victorian Curriculum and include English, Mathematics, Personal and Social Learning, Digital Technologies, Visual Arts, Music, Dance & Drama, STEM, Health and Physical Education (including Aquatics in our onsite hydrotherapy pool), The Arts, Play and Leisure, Science, Geography, History, Civics and Citizenship, Life & Community Skills. ILPs and learning activities are designed, implemented and evaluated by the transdisciplinary team in collaboration with families and carers.
Our school has a strong commitment to developing the literacy and communication skills of ALL students. We have adopted the ‘Four Blocks of Literacy’ model to ensure all students have opportunities to read and write every day. Staff are proficient in using a wide range of high and low tech Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) systems. We offer parent training and support in using the student’s AAC system, empowering students to be able to say whatever they want to say, to whoever they want to say it to, whenever they want to say it!