Carinya School

Building confidence, knowledge and independence

Telephone02 9580 2852

About our school

Carinya School for Specific Purposes provides educational programs for students in Years 3 to 12 who have mild to moderate intellectual disability, mental health problems and/or autism.

The school develops programs tailored to meet the individual needs of students, building their confidence, independence and knowledge. The school encourages students to interact with the wider community through service learning projects such as land care and work experience or job coaching.

Apart from the mandatory courses, the school offers a range of electives designed to provide hands-on learning experiences.

These include:

  • music
  • physical activity and sport
  • lifestyle and recreational studies.

Students are offered regular or life skills outcomes, depending on the individual needs of the students, which are discussed and implemented after meeting with the student and families during Individual Learning Plan meetings.

The focus on each student achieving his or her best academically and vocationally is supported by a strong focus on developing social skills and building student resilience.

Programs also promote the development of a healthy lifestyle for students. The school shares facilities such as library, hall and sporting ovals with Mortdale Public School.