"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.
News and Events
Click News and Events Archives for detail of all News items
Posted on 19 Aug 2015The 2015 Model Railway Exhibition was a fabulous weekend of community, generosity and a sense of absolute commitment to the student's at Malkara. A big thank you to the Malkara P&C, the ACT Model Railway Society, exhibitors, patrons, sponsors, entertainers, the media and publicity team, as well as staff, families and friends of Malkara who volunteered their time, energy and support.
Model Railway Exhibition
Posted on 20 Jul 2015
Come and join us for the annual Malkara Specialist School Model Railway Exhibition!
Whether you're a train aficionado or just looking for something interesting to do this weekend… The Malkara Model Railway and Scale Model Exhibition is a great opportunity for the Canberra community to get out and about! Come and look at the huge range of model railways… there are trains to buy… miniature live steam train rides…. and you can even drive your own train! There is a huge Lego Monorail display which takes up half the hall and Victorian doll houses. And did we mention Big Boys Toys and remote controlled tanks running round? Or the model boats and submarines operating in the school's hydro pool? Or just come for the great food, coffee and sausage sizzle… oh and who doesn't love a Devonshire tea?! There's also the best cake stall in town. There will be great entertainment going all day too, school bands and live performers playing up a storm.
It's the best show in town on a winter weekend… so many model railway exhibits in one place and plenty of entertainment for the whole family!
Posted on 23 Jun 2015Many 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 2015Nine 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.
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!