The Currajong School is a registered, independent specialist school located in East Malvern, a South Eastern suburb of Melbourne, and serves a wide geographical area. Families travel from greater Melbourne to attend The Currajong School.
The school was established in 1974 by the Founding Principal Bruce Wicking. We are a non-denominational, co-educational school catering for primary-aged students with specific needs, with a focus on social, emotional, and behavioural needs.
The Currajong School invites a community atmosphere, with an inclusive and positive learning environment. At The Currajong School we have proud tradition in providing excellence in specialist education for students with social, emotional, and behavioural disorders and maximise every learning opportunity to shape our students’ future through high quality, values enriched inclusive teaching and learning.
As a Victorian Independent Specialist Primary School, The Currajong School has a clear vision and purpose. The school is renowned for fostering student excellence with the support and involvement of our families, specialist services and broader community.
At The Currajong School, the school community works together to ensure every child has a positive, happy and successful school experience. Parents and teachers are genuine partners in the learning process, ensuring students are encouraged to participate, to strive to achieve their best, to be considerate and supportive of others, to be independent, to regulate own behaviours and to value the pursuit of knowledge, through a pure joy of learning.
The school attracts and retains an experienced, caring and innovative staff who work to provide a range of high-quality learning and wellbeing opportunities to stimulate and challenge the differentiated needs and talents of their students. This is done within a collaborative culture, creating a strong sense of community and team spirit.
At The Currajong School, our challenge is to target key indicators which define what it is to be a truly successful learner, a learner who not only achieves their own individual potential, but who is deemed successful within the context of his/her area of talent. To achieve this we focus on providing our students with access to a broad range of learning opportunities that respond to the diversity of their individual needs and abilities. We believe these opportunities will continue to evolve through the commitment of our dedicated staff, and research into evidence based programs.
We are confident our focus on social, emotional, and behavioural needs and academic abilities will be achieved through maintaining strong partnerships with parents, allied health professionals and the wider community. This, in turn, provides a comprehensive approach to challenging our students to achieve their best and build self-confidence in their personal abilities. This holistic approach of building the foundations of academic, physical, social and emotional learning capabilities of our students, reflects our school’s long-standing ethos.