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Biala Special School

  • Biala Special School is an independent school providing services for students who are intellectually/physically challenged including autism, down syndrome and cerebral palsy.
  • The school is situated in Ballina and provides a range of specialist services for students from 4 years through to post school options programs. The school encompasses the Brunswick Heads, Mullumbimby, Byron Bay, Lismore, Woodburn and Ballina areas.
  • Biala Special School caters for children with moderate through to severe degrees of impairment.
  • Biala Special School has been a major service provider for students with special needs in the Far North Coast since it was established in 1969.
  • It has operated from its present site since 1973 and is currently being funded by State and Federal Government Departments and also by generous community donations and support.

School Facilities

  • Classrooms: Primary to Year 10Carly Using Computer
  • Multipurpose Sensory Room
  • Communication Room
  • Computer Room
  • Life Skills Room
  • Library
  • Hydrotherapy Pool
  • Kitchen Facilities
  • Indoor General Learning Area
  • Outdoor (Undercover) General Learning Area
  • Expansive Grounds
  • A large variety of modified bicycles
  • School Bus allowing for out of school excursions and activities

Extra Curricular Activities

The students also have the opportunity to access other community services, and be involved in a wide range of experiences on a regular basis. These include:

  • Work Experience
  • Horseriding (RDA – Riding for the Disabled)
  • Local Excursions – bush and beach walks, BBQ’s etc
  • Inclusion in local schools visiting performances
  • Sporting Activities e.g. Ten Pin Bowling
  • Community Shopping
  • Participating in Community Events eg. Ballina Alive Festival, Local Area Show Exhibitions
  • Library Program
  • Transitioning into Post School Services

2013 Annual Report pdf The 2014 Biala Special School Report is available for download here (PDF, 2MB)

2013 Annual Report pdf The 2013 Biala Special School Report is available for download here (PDF, 389KB)