Rossbourne School is an independent, co-educational, non-denominational, specialist secondary school for students with identifiable learning disorders. Established in 1967, the purpose of Rossbourne School is to provide an educational facility for students who have difficulty progressing and coping with the demands, both educational and social, of mainstream education. The program offers a modified curriculum tailored to meet students’ individual educational needs, which are implemented and monitored by specialist staff including a speech pathologist, consultant occupational therapist and educational psychologist. Enrolment involves a family interview and a two-day trial.
: The curriculum has been designed to meet the educational needs of each student based on his or her learning difficulties, with class sizes limited to 12 pupils. There are also Independent Living Skills, Information Technology, Food Technology, Community Awareness, Manual Technology, Art, Music, Drama, Library and Social Skills programs. A Work Experience program provides necessary training for careers and further options available through TAFE.
An extensive physical education program is available including swimming.
Extra-curricular activities include basketball and netball teams. An outdoor education program and numerous sports extension programs are also available. Sporting facilities include a multi-purpose hall, basketball court and gymnasium.
Student welfare programs: While all specialist class teachers are closely involved in the welfare of their students, further programs including human relations and social skills are provided.