At Diamond Valley Special Developmental School, we understand that students grow, learn and develop in different ways.
That’s why our team of dedicated teachers work closely with parents to design the best educational blueprint for their child.
We adapt our curriculum to accommodate each child’s unique intellectual and physical needs to enable each student to reach their potential.
Technology plays a major role in our highly-interactive classrooms where iPads, digital cameras, DVD players and CD players are used to enhance the learning experience.
But not all learning takes place within the confines of the classroom. Whether crossing the road or engaging with local shopkeepers, each outing boosts a student’s confidence to interact in the broader community.
Coupled with our art, music and sporting programs as well as annual camping adventures, each program is carefully planned and executed to encourage a holistic approach to learning.
Overall, our innovative and hands-on approach is geared towards students gaining practical life and communication skills to thrive independently both at home and within the school environment.
As all parents understand, the Middle School years brings with it the added challenges that come with the onset of puberty.
Our committed staff help students navigate the often challenging path towards puberty by reinforcing personal care and modelling appropriate behaviour as their bodies develop.
But they are not alone. A specialist team of speech, physiotherapy and occupational therapists are assigned to meet the specific needs of each class.
At DVSDS we recognise that Middle School is a critical time for transitioning eligible students to satellite classrooms. We work tirelessly to equip students with the proper skills, tools and behaviour to help them make the move with confidence.