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Welcome to Mackenzie State Special School

It is my great hope, that as you read the pages on this site, you but glimpse what it is like to be part of this community of students, families and staff that work as a collective to bring about a learning environment that has our students and their learning as its central focus. A written welcome means little unless it is experienced from the moment you walk into our school. So don’t just read about what is on offer, speak to someone who attends the school or their family to find out exactly what our school offers.

At Mackenzie Special School we believe that while most schools have goals, it is the relevance of such learning goals that engage the learner. We focus on ensuring there is relevance in what we teach and how we teach for the individual learners at our school.  Learning that is relevant and meaningful draws the learner into the role of active participant in the learning process. At Mackenzie Special school we will often talk about preparing students for work, rest and play. We are aware of the benefits that a balanced education that enables the learner to prepare for the array of lived contexts they will experience in the future. Our program offerings reflects both balance and individually tailored programs.

I invite you to enjoy our website and to visit our campus, get to know our community and see for yourself all that can be possible at Mackenzie Special School. 

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