The Association of Catholic Special School Services (ACSSS) of New South Wales includes schools and services for children with a wide range of disabilities. There is specialised expertise within member schools on children with Intellectual disabilities, mental health problems, hearing impairment, vision impairment, autism, language disorders and physical disabilities. Often member schools deal with multiple disabilities.
Each member school is able to provide outreach services to mainstream schools and systems, to support the inclusion of children with special needs. The services available include support with the development of individual education plans, positive behaviour management plans, satellite classes and programs, professional learning experiences for individual teachers, small teams and whole staff development programs. The support provided draws on the expertise of practitioners who specialise in their field.
For details of the outreach services offered by members of the association, any member school can be contacted:
Dunlea Centre – Australia’s Original Boys’ Town, Engadine
The Dunlea Centre accepts boys and girls in years 7-10 who require support in the preservation and restoration of their family relationships.
Eileen O’Connor Catholic College
Eileen O’Connor Catholic College is a Year 7-10 co-educational school that provides holistic educational services for young people with a moderate intellectual disability and other special learning needs.Contact Details
7 Thomas Street, Lewisham NSW 2049
Phone (02) 9569 9155
Email firstname.lastname@example.org | Web https://eocc.nsw.edu.au
The John Berne School
Berne caters for boys and girls aged 12-16 in years 7-10 who are at risk of not completing their education because they are behaviour disordered, school refusers, or are not coping in mainstream school.
Locked Bag 6, Petersham NSW 2049
1 Thomas Street, Lewisham NSW 2049
Phone (02) 9560 9260 | Fax (02) 9560 9290
Email email@example.com | Web www.johnberneschool.org
Mater Dei provides early intervention therapy services, education and residential programs for babies, children and young people with an intellectual disability or developmental delay.Contact Details
PO Box 3090, Narellan NSW 2567
229 Macquarie Grove Road, Camden NSW 2570
Phone (02) 4655 7481 | Fax (02) 4655 9515
Email firstname.lastname@example.org | Web www.materdeicamden.org
St. Dominic’s Centre for Hearing Impaired Children
In partnership with families, St Dominic’s strives to achieve excellence in the provision of educational opportunities for students who are deaf and hearing impaired.
St. Edmund’s School
St. Edmund’s in Wahroonga is a Year 7-12 co-educational special high school for teenagers with a wide range of disabilities including sensory impairment, intellectual disability and autism.
St. Gabriel’s School for Hearing Impaired Children
St. Gabriel’s is a Year K-6 co-educational school for students with hearing impairment and other special needs.
190 Old Northern Road, Castle Hill NSW 2154
PO Box 6126, Baulkham Hills Business Centre, NSW 2153
Phone (02) 9634 2367 | Fax (02) 9634 2610
Email email@example.com | Web www.stgabriels.nsw.edu.au
St. Lucy’s School
St Lucy’s (a work of the Dominican Sisters) is an independent, specialist Catholic School for children with cognitive and other disabilities.