Class Programs

The South Gippsland Specialist School provides a number of whole school programs and initiatives some of which include:

The Engine Room Program:

Which focuses on vestibular and proposition input as well as deep pressure. These skills are very important for development of balance, coordination, eye control, attention, being secured with movement, spatial awareness, pressure exertion and some aspects of language development. This is based on the alert program. 

The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen-Garden Program:

The purpose of the program is to introduce pleasurable food education to children in order to form positive food habits for life.

School Wide Positive Behaviour Support Program:

School-wide Positive Behaviour Support (SWPBS) is an evidence-based framework for preventing and responding to student behaviour. It aims to create a positive school climate, a culture of student competence and an open, responsive management system for all school community members.

Resource Smart:

Resource Smart is a Victorian Government initiative that helps schools benefit from embedding sustainability in everything they do. Schools take action to minimize waste, save energy and water, promote diversity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


Provides a prevention and risk management framework to schools, helping them better integrate cyber safety practices and promote the safe use of online technology in their community.


Respectful relationships:

This program is about tackling family violence through education.


Kids matter:

Kids Matter is a mental health and wellbeing initiative for primary schools and early childhood education and care services It’s not a program, but a framework that helps staff, parents and carers to work together to create settings that better support children’s social and emotional wellbeing needs. Kids Matter has 4 focus areas: 

  • creating positive school and early childhood communities
  • teaching children skills for good social and emotional development
  • working together with families
  • Recognizing and getting help for children with mental health problems.


Other programs that the school offer include:  English: Mathematics: Health & Physical Education: Science: The Arts: Technologies: Humanities: Swimming: Community Access: Life Skills: Work Experience.