About our school


Bass Coast Specialist School welcomed its first students in the beginning of Term 4 2009 in a new purpose built facility in Wonthaggi.

The school consists of 8 classrooms with adjoining disabled bathrooms, a library, art room, music room, gymnasism, home economics kitchen that is wheelchair accessible and Allied Health consulting rooms.

Bass Coast Specialist School is the foundation of the new Bass Coast Shire Education presinct with the addition of Wonthaggi Secondary College Senior Campus set for completion in 2020.

At Bass Coast Specialist School we are committed to developing the skills for independence and community inclusion.

We emphasise the importance of partnerships between staff, families, and our community and seek opportunities to strengthen these ties.

Students are supported with a multidisciplinary framework that includes parents, caregivers, specialist trained teachers, education support staff, and a therapy team consisting of speech therapists, occupational therapist, music therapist and visiting physiotherapist.

A primary welfare officer, partially 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 relationships, success, respect, belonging and community, 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.