BCSS building

Bass Coast Specialist School began operating at the beginning of Term 4 2009 in a new purpose built facility at Wonthaggi. The school consists of 6 classrooms with adjoining disabled bathrooms. a library, manual activities room, an art room, multipurpose room, kitchen and consulting rooms. This greenfield site, close to the town centre, offers many opportunities for future growth and development.

At Bass Coast Specialist School we are committed to developing the skills for independence and community inclusion in our students and families. We emphasise the importance of partnerships between staff, families and our community and seek opportunities to strengthen these ties. Students are supported within a multi-disciplinary framework that includes parents, caregivers, special trained teachers and assistants and a therapy team, consisting of a speech pathologist, an occupational therapist and a physiotherapist. A Primary welfare officer, partly funded under the National Schools Chaplaincy and Student Welfare Program completes our team.

Our school offers a secure and supportive learning environment for students and staff where the values of excellence, respect and engagement are nurtured.

The Bass Coast Specialist School community is committed to:
  • Improving student learning
  • Developing the full potential of each student
  • Providing support to parents and caregivers
  • Promoting programs that will develop knowledge, attitudes and skills that will enhance quality of life
  • Working as a highly effective team

The curriculum at Bass Coast Specialist School provides appropriate, challenging and engaging learning opportunities within a safe and supportive environment. It develops in each student the essential skills and knowledge for life and prepares them to function as responsible, productive citizens. Through the principles of teaching and learning we endeavour to equip students with the skills to live an enviable lifestyle. The curriculum is based on the Victorian Essential Learning Standards.