Golden Grove High School Disability Unit is a DECD Northern Region option for students with an Intellectual disability. Applications for entry are developed in the Primary setting in the first term of Grade 7 and submitted to the Northern Region Office.

  • The Unit provides a Secondary pathway for students who are attending a primary school Special Class, or who have an Intellectual disability and have been supported in a mainstream primary school.
  • Curriculum is delivered by specialist teachers in classes of 8 to 12 students in the middle school and in a composite class of Year 11/12 at senior level with two teachers. All classes have an assisting School Support Officer.
  • Students attend mainstream home group classes in the morning for attendance check and daily bulletins.
  • The Unit incorporates strategies to develop skills for personal independence and effective participation in society, including functional literacy and numeracy, communication, social skills and work skills.
  • Students participate in a wide range of recreational and sporting programs and in appropriate work experience and work placement with the support of training and employment agencies for young people with disabilities such as Phoenix Industries and Barkuma.
  • All students participate in a weekly Community Access program of off-site learning. Emphasis is placed on transport routines, money transactions, personal safety, personal organisation and community participation and access.
  • The Unit has a bi-annual 3 day school camp offering opportunities in aquatics programs or farm stay activities.
  • Students access the full range of facilities available at Golden Grove High School and are included in all aspects of student life on the campus.
  • Family members are welcome to nominate for Governing Council representation.

Eligibility to Apply for District Panel Placement Process

Students who are attending a primary school special class, other special option setting or who have an intellectual disability and have been supported in a mainstream primary school are eligible to apply for consideration for placement at the Golden Grove High School Disabilty Unit. The application and placement process is managed by the Regional Office. All initial enquiries regarding enrolment at the Golden Grove High School Unit should be directed to the school secretary on 8282 6400 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.