Malkara School

"Malkara School is a dynamic and engaging specialist education learning environment thanks to the commitment and hard work of the Malkara School community."

Malkara is a well established school that has provided over 40 years of quality education for students with a significant intellectual disability and other associated impairments. Our, dedicated staff, parents and carers, supported by the wider Canberra community work together to ensure all Malkara students are educated in a positive, student centred environment that ensures maximum growth and development. Our enrolment stands at 88 children between the ages of 4 and 12 from across the southern regions of Canberra and nearby NSW.

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Birragai Camp

Posted on 23 Jun 2015

Giant Swing Many of Malkara's senior students recently attended a two day camp at Birragai. There were many activities that the students participated in such as: giant swing, cooking damper, roasting marshmallows, disco dancing, riding the flying fox. The students and staffs all had a great time!

Recognition of Service Awards

Posted on 03 Jun 2015

Nine Recognition of Service Awards were presented to staff during Public Education Week. These awards recognise the dedication and loyalty of employees and the contribution they make to the Directorate and to us at Malkara. Many of those presented have been long standing members of our school.

ISAAC Award

Posted on 03 Jun 2015

Malkara Specialist School has received a national award from the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC). This award is for a school/organisation that has shown outstanding recognition and acceptance of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) for someone who learns, works or participates there.


We were nominated by Jane Farrall and the award was announced at the AGOSCI international conference in Brisbane. We are so excited to receive this award and when it arrives we will celebrate this incredible achievement. Well done Malkara!


Malkara's New Chaplain

Posted on 24 Mar 2015

Malkara School has a new Chaplain, Andrea de Vaal Horciu. Andrea hopes to deliver a service that provides spiritual, ethical and personal support to the school community including students, parents and staff. Andrea hopes to provide support and encouragement when things are going well, but also a listening ear, caring presence and message of hope when extra support is needed. Andrea can be contacted by ringing the front office on 62055911, or on her mobile 0404256714.



Staff PODD Workshop

Posted on 26 Feb 2015

At the beginning of the 2015 school year all teachers and LSAs at Malkara spent a full day learning and refining our skills using the Pragmatically Organised Dynamic Display (PODD) communication system. We worked with speech therapist Hayley Parfett an experienced PODD practitioner who was able to help us further improve our skills to support the communication needs of our student cohort.

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