Malibu School (6035)

School Overview

Malibu School is an education support school located in Safety Bay as a part of the South Metropolitan Education Region; which caters to students with intellectual disabilities, physical disabilities, sensory impairments (vision and hearing), challenging behaviours and/or autistic spectrum disorders. Malibu School is a K to 12 school with students aged between four and eighteen years.

Malibu School has a strong reputation for providing a high quality education for students whose needs are high and complex. Our aim is to provide a supportive engaging and specialist environment in which students are encouraged to aim for a 'Future Without Limits'. Grounds and office staff, education assistants and social trainers, teachers and leadership make up a strong and supportive community committed to providing individualised, challenging and rewarding learning experiences which cater for students' unique learning needs.

Parents and families are the pivotal partners in meeting the educational needs of our students. We build positive relationships with parents in educational planning through a range of formal and informal processes.

School Structure

Classes are divided into learning clusters based on phases of learning creating a balance between development and chronological grouping to create the best possible learning environment for students.
Students in the Early Years are given intensive support to develop the foundation skills to build upon. There is a strong focus in the Early Years program on developing skills in Literacy and communication providing a strong foundation for their school journey.

The Primary years provide explicit instruction across all learning areas with Literacy, Communication and Protective Education being pervasive throughout the school day.
Students in years 7 to 10 make up the middle phase of learning. In this cluster there is a continued focus on supporting students to develop the priority skills (communication, literacy and Protective Education). At this stage there is an increased emphasis on life skills and community access and this is supported through the achievement of skills in the ASDAN Awards.

As the students then progress to the senior years and the transition team there is focus on vocational education and training, community education, authentic learning, volunteering, leisure and recreation, workplace experience, open and supported employment according to individualised planning.

School Priorities

Malibu School is committed to being a school with expert and specialist facilities and programs for our students. Malibu School has a deep commitment to the core priorities of Communication, Literacy and Protective education. This commitment is exemplified in by our Distinctive School status in 'Augmentative and Alternative Communication' with dedicated coordinators in each of these priority areas.

Specialist Programs and Facilities

We are dedicated to individualised learning drawing from specific student planning Our curriculum map provides deep and broad opportunities for all students with content taken from a range of sources including Early Years Framework, national Quality Standards, Australian Curriculum, ASDAN, SENAT, Endorsed Programs, TAFE and Work Place Learning.

We have a range of specialist learning programs that provide authentic and real life experiences for students to learn from and these include
* Hydrotherapy Swimming pool and spa
* Interactive Technologies including, ipads, touch screens and interactive whiteboards
* Mini Golf Course and engaging outdoor areas
* Sensory environments (sensory garden and sensory room)
* ICT Mini Labs as well as computers in all classrooms
* Fully equipped Library / Resource centre
* Malibu Activity Centre, including full gym, bike track and modified bikes