The Association of Catholic Special School Services

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.

Contact Details
35a Waratah Rd, PO Box 99, Engadine  2233
Phone (02) 8508 3900 | Fax (02) 8508 3920
Email | Web


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 | Web

John Berne School


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.

Contact Details
Locked Bag 6, Petersham NSW 2049
1 Thomas Street, Lewisham NSW 2049
Phone (02) 9560 9260 | Fax (02) 9560 9290
Email | Web

Mater Dei



Mater Dei

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 | Web

St Dominic's Centre for Hearing Impaired Children


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.

Contact Details
76 Havelock Street, PO Box 269, Mayfield NSW 2304
Phone (02) 4968 1295 | Fax (02) 4968 0456
Email | Web


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.

Contact Details
60 Burns Road, PO Box 582, Wahroonga NSW 2076
Phone (02) 9487 1044 | Fax (02) 9489 0069
Email | Web

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.

Contact Details
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 | Web

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.

Contact Details
21 Cleveland Street, Wahroonga NSW 2076
Phone (02) 9487 1277 | Fax (02) 9989 8056
Email | Web


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