At Croydon Special Developmental School, we have a team of highly skilled and dedicated teachers, education support and allied health staff who work in partnership with families to provide a quality education for students with a moderate-severe intellectual disability. Some students also have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder and/or physical disabilities.

Croydon SDS was established on our current site in 1990, and we currently have 75 students aged 5 to 18 years. We also offer an Early Education Program that caters for children aged 2.8 to 4.8 years, (as of January 1st of that year) with significant delays in two or more developmental areas or a diagnosed disability.

Our school curriculum is based on the Victorian Curriculum and offers flexibility for teachers to provide structured, individualised, engaging learning experiences for our students. Our Early Education Program is based on the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework, (VEYLDF), with a focus on developing each child’s fine and gross motor, communication and social and emotional skills through guided play and structured activities.

We promote positive student wellbeing and engagement through the implementation of Positive Education, explicitly teaching personal and social capabilities through the Respectful Relationships curriculum and School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support Framework. Our school values are care, share, do your best and be safe.

We warmly invite you to contact us if you would like to learn more or have a personal tour of our school. We look forward to talking to you about your child’s individual strengths and needs.

Libby Anderson – Principal

Judith McDonald – Assistant Principal