Welcome to Jacana School for Autism

Jacana School for Autism fosters resilience and lifelong learning enabling students to be active participants
in family and community life.

Principal’s Welcome!

On behalf of everyone at Jacana School for Autism I would like to extend a very warm welcome to you and your family. We trust that, working together, your experience at Jacana School for Autism will be an enjoyable and rewarding one.

Jacana School for Autism provides an education program for all our students, with differentiated learning in all core curriculum areas based on your child’s ability. All children have the opportunity to participate in a diverse and personalised curriculum covering all the main areas including specialist programs in Visual Art, Performing Arts, Physical Education  and Food Technology.

Our classroom teachers are dedicated and committed to developing a safe and caring learning environment in their classrooms, and endeavour to make personal attachments with their students and families.

We know that starting a new school is a major milestone for you and your child, and the start of a new phase of life for your family. With this in mind, our aim is to make the transition from pre school and other early childhood services to school as smooth and enjoyable as possible.

Jacana School for Autism has a dedicated team of 108 staff that meet the needs of our 202 students.

Every student attending Jacana School for Autism is provided with an individualized learning program to ensure they are able to grow and learn to their full potential.

Many of our students have a dual enrollment, sharing their time between Jacana School for Autism and their local mainstream school. Staff at Jacana School for Autism work closely with their colleagues in other schools to ensure continuity in the provision of programs.

I would like to encourage you to participate and involve yourself in the life of Jacana School for Autism.

Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have any issues or suggestions you believe will enhance your child’s enjoyment of, and success at school.

Corinne Pupillo – Principal

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About Us

Jacana School for Autism is a Victorian State Government specialist school that exclusively addresses the educational needs of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).

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16th July 2017:

Update to school community on recent fire at recycling plant in Coolaroo:
The fire is now under control and on advice there is no threat to the community. Our school will be operating as normal this week.
The Environment Protection Authority is monitoring air quality, which is currently assessed as very good. Smoke can affect people’s health. Parents of children with pre-existing heart or lung conditions (including asthma) are reminded to be vigilant, keep their medication close by and follow their treatment plan.
We will assess any ash deposits at our school which may have been caused by the fire. For more information on the fire, including links to health information, please visit the ‘News and updates’ section of the Environment Protection Authority website: www.epa.vic.gov.au
If you have any further questions, please contact the school during regular hours.


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Parents & Carers

Parents and carers are invited to participate
in school council to contribute to the good governance of the school.


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