Warragul & District Specialist School is located in West Gippsland in a purpose-built facility adjacent to Warragul Regional College. The school caters for students aged from 5-18 with mild to profound intellectual disabilities. Students travel to the school from throughout the shire of Baw Baw. The school enrols approximately 100 students. Warragul and District Specialist School offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to equip students with skills in preparation for life beyond school. The social, physical and academic development of the student is paramount. Individual education plans are developed in consultation with parents, teachers, allied health staff and teacher assistants, recognising individual differences and rates of learning. Warragul and District Specialist School has a strong allied health team consisting of, two occupational therapists, two speech pathologists, a mental health practitioner, school nurse and therapy support staff. The speech pathologist is supported by a designated speech assistant and a well established speech program. The school believes that all students can and will learn, and grow in self-esteem, through fostering a climate of care, dignity and respect.

Our Commitment to Child Safety.

Warragul & District Specialist School is committed to safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This will be the primary focus of our care and decision-making. Warragul & District Specialist School has zero tolerance for child abuse.

Warragul & District Specialist School is committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Particular attention will be paid to the safety of children with a disability as well the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Every person involved in Warragul & District Specialist School has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role he/she plays individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.

School Leaders


Matthew Hyde

Mathew Hyde


Alesha Marshall

Assistant Principal

Chris Giles

Assistant Principal

Campus Co-ordinators


Sue De-Silva

Senior School

Chris Giles

Middle School

Sandra Evans

Junior School

Team Leaders


Tina Davis

Education Support
Brianna Vanderzalm

Bri Van Der Zalm