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The target group for the YRSDS School Holiday Program is school aged children with a disability.


Yarra Ranges Special Developmental School is used as a base from which community-based activities depart, and is also utilised for centre-based activities.  The school provides a safe and secure environment.

The YRSDS  Holiday Program;

  • Only operates during school holiday periods

  • Has approximately 32 participants attend daily

  • Offers staffing ratio's of 3:1 and 2:1 during centre-based and community-based activities, dependent upon individual participant support needs. 

  • Offers staffing ratio of 1:1 dependent on availability of staffing resources. 

  • Operates weekdays between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm

  • Operates for a total of approximately five days during autumn, winter and spring school holiday periods

  • Operates for a total of approximately 10 days during the summer school holiday period

  • Does not operate on public holidays 

  • Does not operate on days of declared Extreme or Code Red fire danger


Parents or caregivers are responsible for drop-off and pick-up of participants to and from the OSH Program. 


The OSH Program staff aim to support and encourage all participants to actively participate in centre-based and community-based activities. 


The OSH Program provides ongoing feedback to parents and caregivers about the participant's enjoyment and involvement in the activities, along with their progression towards individual goals. 


Feedback is provided via verbal communication, daily documentation is made available upon request.

Specialist support staff are employed to deliver a variety of engaging centre-based activities. All participants are provided with the opportunity and support to make choices, develop skills and have direct input in to what they would like to do for their recreational activities.

Community based activities offer the opportunity for participants to build on social and recreational skills  whilst engaging in everyday activities in the wider community.  Independence and friendships are encouraged and supported in a fun and safe environment.


Throughout both centre-based activities and community-based activities participants are actively supported to address or progress toward identified personal goals.

Please read the Privacy Notice before completing the enrolment documentation. 

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