"Malkara School is a dynamic and engaging specialist education learning environment thanks to the commitment and hard work of the Malkara School community.'' 2012 External Validation Report
Welcome to Malkara School
Malkara is a well established school that has provided 40 years of quality education for students with an intellectual disability.
Our wonderful and dedicated community of staff, parents, carers together with the wider Canberra community work together to ensure that all Malkara students have a positive, student centred environment and educational programs that ensure maximum student growth and development.
Our grassy playgrounds with well established trees are just one stand out feature of our unique environment. Please explore our informative, extensive website for further information about Malkara School.
2013 School Plan Goals
The current Malkara School Plan spans the years 2013 - 2016. At the end of this period, we will undergo independent External Validation to appraise our efforts in meeting the goals and priorities we set for ourselves. The ACT Education and Training Directorate encourages 'skinny' School Plans, that is a small set of locally determined goals which, when achieved, represent real improvement to teaching practices and student learning outcomes.
A copy of the plan will be posted on the website once finalised, however our priorities can be summarised as follows:
To continue striving for excellence in teaching practice using contemporary pedagogies
To provide a total communication environment for students at Malkara school
To expand inclusion opportunities for all Malkara students
To strengthen the Malkara teaching and learning style.
We welcome your comments on these priorities and your interest as we strive to meet our goals.
Empowering ACT Schools
Malkara is the first ACT specialist school to pilot school autonomy, now referred to as Empowering ACT Schools or eACT. All ACT schools will move to this model in 2014. Empowering ACT Schools is the result of the Government's decision to increase school-based decision making in relation to staffing and finances thereby giving schools increased flexibility and autonomy.
The School Board have the opportunity for greater involvement and input into school finances when we are fully operational in a 'dollar environment'. We look forward to working closely with them on this pilot during 2012.