Sir David Brand School (6020)

School Overview


Sir David Brand School is a dynamic Independent Public School that works in partnership with families and service providers to inspire rich full lives for our students with a diverse range of special educational needs. We have a well established reputation for excellence and leadership in educating students with disabilities and providing a welcoming and respectful environment for our school community.

Under the guidance of our school board we:
* provide a safe and student focused environment
* design specialised teaching and learning opportunities focused upon success for all students
* focus upon partnerships with families to ensure personalised learning
* promote resilience and independence to ensure sustainable futures.

At Sir David Brand School, we are proud of our highly competent and engaged teachers, education assistants and support personnel. Our evidence-based programs are consistent with internationally recognised best practice. Personalised programs are based upon the individual needs of our students. Communication, mobility, employment, community engagement and self-care are ongoing priorities as is our intensive early intervention program for students Kindergarten to Year 4.

We work in partnership with a range of therapy service providers, including our neighbours at the Ability Centre. We offer families the option of integrated action meetings designed to integrate therapy goals across the curriculum. We have Department of Health nurses based on site. Our school based chaplain focuses on building relationships and providing support to families. Our swim instructors provide hydrotherapy and swimming lessons for students.

When new families join our school community, they are invited to be part of our Family Tree - an informal group which meets on a social basis and provides support. We also have a creative and dynamic P&C.

Our students access a balanced curriculum that includes The Arts, English, Health and Physical Education, Mathematics, Science, Society and Environment, Technology and Enterprise. We integrate a wide range of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) supports. We have a strong focus upon Protective Behaviours.

Sir David Brand School welcomes eligible students from Kindergarten to Year 12. Located in Coolbinia, our enrolment zone extends from Trigg to North Fremantle in the west and from East Perth to Inglewood in the east. We are in close proximity to Yokine Reserve, Coolbinia Primary School and the Ability Centre. The beautiful gardens and parkland surrounding the school provide a valuable natural resource for student learning.

The school community welcomes enquiries and visits from the community.

You can visit our website at sdbs.wa.edu.au