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Hervey Bay Special School

Hervey Bay Special School is a state school for special students. It opened in 1986 with 19 children and has grown to have nearly 100 students. To enrol in our school a child must have an intellectual impairment, many of our students have additional impairments including visual, hearing, physical and Autism Disorders.

Our school is a great school with well-trained experienced staff who meet the diverse needs of the students very well. Hervey Bay Special School has won a number of state awards and a national award for excellence. It is a student focussed school that strives to develop independent citizens. Hervey Bay is a small coastal city about 3 ½ hour’s drive north of Brisbane. The environment is clean and fresh with a mild sub-tropical climate. A local attraction is the ease of accessing Fraser Island. It is well serviced through high quality public education consisting of two high schools, six primary schools and our special school; as well as several independent schools.

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    Train ride in Gympie

    30 Jul 2013

    3 groups travelled to Gympie to visit the Old Gympie Station and ride on the heritage train the...

  • Our students experience 'Sailors with Disability'

    Our students experience 'Sailors with Disability'

    19 Jul 2013

    Students from Hervey Bay Special School had the opportunity of doing something very special this...

  • Award Winning School

    Award Winning School

    19 Jul 2013

    Hervey Bay Special School received the very prestigious “Special Commendation Award”

  • Kurt Fearnley

    Kurt Fearnley

    19 Jul 2013

    Ellen and Lisa were lucky enough to listen to a special presentation by Kurt Fearnley at the Brolga...


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