What We Do

Our purpose built school (opened in 2014) was specially designed with many features to support our students with a wide range of disabilities. As you explore these below, we hope you feel as excited as us about these amazing features our students access to improve both their education and their physical / intellectual needs.

ANSS is divided into six separate learning units which are:

  1. Junior Primary
  2. Primary
  3. R-12 Unit ( for students with more complex disabilities and health requirements )
  4. Middle School
  5. Senior School
  6. Pathways EVS campus
There are multiple classes in each Learning unit averaging 8 students per class with one teacher supported by a minimum of one Student Support Officer (SSO). Classes are structured to make sure every student receives the high level of care and support they require.

If you would like more information about anything you see here, please don't hesitate to contact us on
(08) 8254 2625.

Students as Communicators

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) is used to assist students in developing and complimenting their communication skills.  All our students with complex communication needs, use PODD  communication...

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R-12 Unit

Our R 12 Unit is a specialist initiative ensuring maximum mobility and independence for students who are severely and multiple disabled. Adelaide North Special School is one of two Australian school accredited...

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Sensory Unit

The Sensory Unit supports students with complex disabilities and challenging behaviours. Students who access the Sensory Unit are able to maximise their learning opportunities and promote their personal dignity. The...

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Swimming Programs

At Adelaide North Special School our students participate in weekly DfE Swimming Programs at different venues to assist them with water familiarity and most importantly to gain confidence and to improve...

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Outdoor Education

Outdoor education incorporates a cross disciplinary STEM approach to teaching and learning. We promote a sustainable environment through focussing on reducing, reusing and recycling. Students gain outdoor...

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Resource Centre

The resource centre is well equipped to cater for all learners and a visual referencing system is available enabling students to access resources independently. The importance of literacy is evident by our...

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Each Unit has kitchens included, allowing students to commence learning healthy cooking skills they can use for the rest of their lives. This includes ovens, microwaves, refrigerators and a...

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Our modern, air conditioned gymnasium has been designed to provide appropriate PE/Health curriculum activities for students. The space is also a wonderful venue for whole school events including assemblies...

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Perceptual Motor Program

PMP develops Personal and Social Competence through a range of physical activities, which are also linked to Literacy through specifically targeted focus words. Using the Integrated Teaching and Learning model...

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Playgrounds and Play Areas

Play zones are located through the school to cater for all students needs. Located in the centre of ANSS is a large Central Park area with a bike track that can be utilised by our students to ride...

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Classroom Unit Playgrounds

Each of our Classroom Units (Junior Primary; Primary; Middle School; Seniors) has its own dedicated outdoor play area. These areas are accessed directly from our classrooms, enabling easy access during Recess...

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Adelaide North Special School has been outsourcing the OSHC program to YMCA since 2009, a Vacation Care Program which operates during the school holidays. Many of our Ancillary staff work in this...

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School Buses

ANSS has 5 buses namely four 12 seaters and one wheelchair access bus. All of these buses were kindly donated to ANSS by Ladies of Variety (LOV) and Woolworths supermarkets. ANSS buses are used throughout the...

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