Jacana School for Autism has a current enrolment of 202.4 primary and secondary students, is located off the Western Ring Road, close to public transport, Broadmeadows Shopping Centre, Broadmeadows Leisure Centre and the Hume Global Learning Centre/Library. Funding from the Building the Educational Revolution provided a high quality refurbishment of the facilities.
Jacana School for Autism is a Victorian State Government specialist school that exclusively addresses the educational needs of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The school was established in 2013 to meet the needs of increasing numbers of students with ASD in the North Western Victoria Region. The school currently caters for 202 students, from 5 to 18 years of age. Jacana School for Autism is a primary and secondary years provider. Class-groups generally comprise eight students of similar chronological age. Teachers and teacher aides generally work in teams of three in each classroom, and are supported by speech and occupational therapists, specialist teachers (Physical Education, Visual and Performing Arts & Food Technology) leading teachers and school psychologist.
Introducing the Leadership Team
Corinne Pupillo - Principal, Leanne Sinnadurai - Assistant Principal, Innovation and Accountability, Dr Denise Clarke - Assistant Principal, Operations and E-Learning
Elizabeth Smith-Student Transition and Wellbeing Co-ordinator, Lachlan Berryman - Acting Primary Sub-School Leader, Mark Taylor - Secondary Sub-School Leader, Stephanie Di Salvo - Autism Coach, Cynthia Kearney -PBS Coach
Martina Beggs -Therapy Team Leader, Sonja Resuggan - Business Manager