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The Mudgeeraba Special School comprises a combination of modern and older style buildings spanning more than 100 years of technology, which are now used to provide an appropriate education for 145 intellectually and multiply impaired students.

The old building at the front of the site was the original 1 room Mudgeeraba Lower Primary school, built on site and opened in 1892 at a cost of £289 8s 9d (289 pounds 8 shillings and 9 pence). It was to house twenty able-bodied students and a teacher. The school was enlarged over the years by modifications and additions. It has just completed a refurbishment as part of the Building Education Revolution resources. This has expanded the resource centre, administration spaces and therapy services spaces for families.

In 2000 and 2007 purpose built four classroom buildings were constructed with examples of the very latest technology connecting us with the internet and with special features and design to provide the very best education for students with intellectual, physical, and visual impairments as well as Autistic Spectrum Disorders. The school currently has facilities to cater for 26 classroom spaces.

Over the past 100 years, the site of the Mudgeeraba State Primary and now Special School since 1985 has witnessed many community and local events and is still used now as the local polling booth where generations have come to cast their vote.

The building and grounds are local icons, recognised by the community as an integral part of the heritage of Mudgeeraba. This is of great value in ensuring the ongoing goodwill and ownership of the school by the local community. The community is actively supportive of the school.

Mudgeeraba State Special School is a purpose built facility for students with intellectual and multiple impairments.  Some of the features of the school include:

  • all buildings have wheelchair access

  • large spacious rooms for easy access and manoeuvrability

  • specialist furniture and equipment enabling equability of access to learning

  • appropriate personal hygiene areas.

Facilities within the school include:

  • multi-sensory environment - Snoezelen Room

  •  six near new community access vehicles including two buses with a hydraulic hoists

  • library/ resource centre

  • student technology hub

  • two secure playgrounds to meet student’s developmental needs

  • outdoor learning areas situated within well maintained buildings

  • designated bike track.

  • cafe area known as living skills room

  • Trade Training Centre approved for development in Horticulture in 2015




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