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Glenroy Specialist School

Glenroy Specialist School

Melbourne (VIC), 3046, Australia

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Description Glenroy Specialist School provides education for students with physical disabilities from prep to year 12 in the northern region of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.HistoryGlenroy Specialist School was officially opened on 17 February 1976 in Box Forest Road Glenroy. The school was purpose built on ten acres of land, with three acres being under roof. The building consists of 22 classrooms, two gymnasiums, swimming pool, a large hall, and several areas catering for the physical therapy of the students. During 2011 work started on a new building to house Glenroy Specialist School after the student population outgrew the Box Forest site, which had developed significant structural issues. A new school building was designed by Peter G Lyall and associates, and opened January 2013. The new Building is located in Hilton Street, Glenroy.School structureThe school is divided into separate sub-schools: junior, middle and senior.Junior schoolJunior school is made up of Red and Yellow Sections and accommodates students up to the age of approximately eight.Middle schoolOnce students leave the junior sub-school they go to middle school, which is made up of Light Green and Blue sections.Senior schoolSenior school includes classes for transition, sensory students and also students studying the Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) certificate, and students preparing to enter the VCAL class.VCALGlenroy Specialist School offers students aged from 16 to 18 the opportunity to participate in a VCAL program.VCAL is a hands-on educational certificate for students in years 11 and 12. It also allows students to practise personal skills and develop work related skills.

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