About Our School
Southern Autistic School is located in East Bentleigh and provides educational opportunities for students with autism. The school services the South Eastern Metropolitan region.
Our school community is enriched as we work to build relationships that value diversity and are based on collaboration, mutual respect, social equality, co-operation, shared responsibility and self-discipline.
Our vision is to develop lifelong learners who have a sense of belonging; who are encouraged to implement their skills and knowledge to make choices; and who accept responsibility for their decisions.
Our programs extend from early education through to secondary age. Individualised plans are developed and implemented to support the students in consultation and collaboration with parents. The staff has developed Early Phases documents that provide achievable outcomes in line with DET curriculum.
Our staff comprises teachers who have completed a relevant degree in special education, an education assistant allocated to each class, speech and occupational therapists, a school psychologist and a social worker. Specialist programs are conducted in a range of curriculum areas including physical education, art, swimming and music.
S T A F F
Jeffery Innes, Principal
Justin Walsh, Assistant Principal
Natalie Walsh, Foundation School Leader
Denise Van Der Nest, Lower Primary School Leader
Nat Proctor, Upper Primary School Leader
Cindy Longley, Secondary School Leader