Welcome to Waratah Special Developmental School

A school for students with intellectual disabilities.

Waratah SDS is a school which values and respects the individuality of each student. We are committed to achieving educational outcomes for all our students through an individually tailored curriculum. A functional and integrated approach is taken to student learning with language / communication a key focus.

Most importantly we care!

We care about:

  • Helping your child succeed
  • The safety and welfare of your child
  • The needs of your family
  • Your child’s social needs and happiness

The school has two campuses, the main school at Bellfield and a Satellite Unit for integration at Brunswick South West Primary School.

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Browsing through this website I am sure you will be impressed with the diversity of programs offered and more importantly, by the students’ achievements and the obvious enjoyment they have in learning. If you would like further information, please contact us.

The school is always willing to show visitors around.  Please phone the school and make a time to have a look at the programs that the school offers.

TERM 2, 2020


Following advice from the Victorian Government on Tuesday 12th May, all students who attend Specialist Schools return to onsite schooling on Tuesday 26th May.

Staff at Waratah SDS would like to thank all families and carers for their efforts in remote learning during the first half of Term 2.  Although this has been a challenging time for many people, we have made some great connections with families during this time.

Our online resources are still available through the school’s Facebook page. Follow this link to access our page: https://www.facebook.com/Waratah.SDS

The Department’s latest advice can be found at https://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/department/Pages/coronavirus.aspx?Redirect=1

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