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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Malkara Christmas Concert and Graduation

Posted on 15 Dec 2015

Another successful Malkara Specialist School Christmas Concert and Graduation took place on Thursday 10 December. This year celebrated the Four Blocks Literacy approach that is used daily in every classroom. The theme was A Trip Down Literacy Lane. Each class superbly performed an item that they based on a familiar text or favourite story, some of which were written by the classes themselves!

Amazing Playground Upgrade

Posted on 15 Dec 2015

It is official the playground upgrade is complete. Many thanks goes to the tireless and hardworking P&C for their commitment and dedication in helping making this wonderful new outdoor space a reality. Thank you must also go to George and Gwyneth Atherton who raised money for the colourful, musical chimes that are just one of the new pieces of equipment available for the students to explore. The students definitely love their new playground.

Malkara Specialist School celebrates Augmentative and Alternate Communication (AAC).

Posted on 17 Nov 2015

Please watch the following fabulous ABC news story about AAC in action at Malkara.

Malkara School using iPads to enable student communication (doc.28 KB)



Children's Week Celebrations

Posted on 20 Oct 2015

Week 3 is Children's Week and we will be celebrating with a visit from the Petting Zoo on Wednesday 28 October. On Friday 30 October there will be a sausage sizzle and a disco hosted by students from The Woden School. Friday will be a uniform free day. Please join us to celebrate!

Melbourne Cup Experience

Posted on 23 Sep 2015

This year Malkara is thrilled to be in partnership with Danielle Cleary Events and to be the sole beneficiary of monies raised through the Melbourne Cup Experience.

All of the funds raised from this event will go towards the development of a new bespoke, all-abilities playground, as well as specialised equipment and resources for our students. Malkara appreciates the support and generosity given to us by the Canberra Community.



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