Cobram and District Specialist School was established in 1978 in Cobram, located on the Murray River, 280 kilometres from Melbourne. The school’s vision is to provide positive learning experiences, which allow students to achieve their optimum level of academic, social, emotional and physical independence. The school aims to ensure that its values of Respect, Safety and Try Your Best underpin all activity of the school. The school has made a concerted effort towards developing a whole- school approach to Behaviour Management through the implementation of Positive Behaviour Support. School values are taught, explicitly, on a weekly basis, through the Positive Behaviour Support program. Fifty five students are enrolled at the school. To be eligible to attend the school, students are assessed by a psychologist and diagnosed with an Intellectual Disability. Each child has an Individual Learning Plan, which is based on the goals set in the Student Support Group meetings. The school’s curriculum supports achievement at different stages of learning as defined by the Victorian Curriculum. The Victorian Curriculum is complimented by a range of additional learning experiences including speech therapy, occupational therapy, excursions, camps, community and environmental projects. Students are organised into seven classrooms, each catering for students of different age or need. Each year, the school makes use of resources and facilities from other local schools, service organisations and health experts to support its programs. We have a close connection with Verney Rd. School, Belvoir and Wangaratta Specialist schools. Interschool sports such as swimming, athletics, cross-country, soccer and basketball occur throughout the year. The school’s facilities include seven classrooms, art room, sensory room and a multipurpose facility, which includes a separate kitchen. Students have access to ICT with students in the middle and senior years having one on one computer/Ipad access. The school’s external facilities include playground equipment and an asphalt open play area. The school is adjacent to Cobram Primary School. Due to the small outside area we have use of Cobram Primary School’s oval, playground and two classrooms. There are seven full time and one part time teachers and fourteen Education Support Staff. Teachers and Education Support Staff work together with health experts to plan and implement programs. A speech pathologist and occupational therapist visit the school, once a fortnight, and a physiotherapist, once a term. The School Council oversees the governance of the school and ensures the teachers have the resources and facilities to provide quality educational programs for the students. The senior unit is divided into VCAL/VET and Independent Living Skills (SPEC).