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 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 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.

2015 MRE

Posted on 19 Aug 2015

MRE Train The 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!

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