Teaching & Learning

Burbridge School, one of the few internationally accredited MOVE Model Sites in the world, is a vibrant Independent Public School catering for students from Kindergarten to Year 12. We see every child as a unique individual with the potential to learn and achieve.

Our specialist teams of teachers and education assistants provide caring, innovative and personalised learning programs to prepare your child for a meaningful and positive future. Our close parent partnerships and welcoming school community are an essential feature of Burbridge School and one we are all proud of. We work alongside families in all aspects of their child’s education and with you in the development of individualised, relevant and meaningful learning goals that reflect your child’s specific needs.

Burbridge School takes pride in delivering a curriculum that is consistent with current best practice for students with special educational needs. Evidence-based programs ensure our students thrive.

Overarching all learning is a focus on the development of:

  • communication skills through the use of AAC;
  • positive behaviour, self-regulation and social skills;
  • mobility through our MOVE program for students with physical disabilities; and
  • independence skills.

Burbridge School provides a stimulating, caring and respectful educational environment in which students feel safe and can thrive emotionally, physically, socially and academically. Many of our students have highly complex needs.

Your child will benefit from the purpose-built specialist facilities at Burbridge School including an upgraded sensory room, hydrotherapy, swimming pool, gym, enterprise gardens, library, onsite nursing staff, new kitchen, and two large fenced playgrounds that are accessible to all students.

We have a case management approach that ensures expertise from highly skilled specialist staff in Behaviour, Communication and Mobility (MOVE program). Our teaching teams are further supported by consultant physiotherapist and senior school psychologist.