Queensland state special schools provide highly individualised programs delivered by a multidisciplinary team of classroom teachers and support staff, and support children and young people with intellectual disability, which alone or in combination with other disabilities, severely affects the student's ability to attend and learn at school.
Not every child with disability is eligible to be enrolled in a state special school.
The criteria for deciding if a child or young person is eligible to be enrolled in a state special school are outlined in the special school eligibility ('person with a disability' criteria) policy. To be eligible the child or young person must meet all four of the following criteria, that:
•they have a disability as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Commonwealth)
•they have a severe disability, which includes an intellectual disability
•they are unlikely to attain the levels of development of which they are capable unless they receive special education
•their educational program is best delivered in a special school taking into account the appropriateness of this placement for them.
Participation in a special education program can occur through a number of services on an array of school sites. Enrolment at Caboolture Special School is dependent upon certain eligibility criteria. To ascertain your son or daughter's eligibility please contact the school guidance officer on (07) 5431 4444.