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Gympie Special School is divided into four sectors: Early Years, Senior Primary, Junior Secondary, and Senior Secondary. Each sector has an emphasis on implementing the Australian Curriculum via age appropriate learning opportunities.

Our signature pedagogy is providing a Balanced Literacy approach, utilising Building Blocks and Four Blocks:

Building Blocks is a balanced literacy instruction for Emergent Learners.

Four Blocks is a balanced literacy instruction for Conventional Learners.

Building Blocks: Emergent readers and writers:

  • Shared Reading
  • Self-Selected Reading
  • Writing by myself
  • Writing with adults
  • Writing from adults
  • Working with Letters and Sounds

Four Blocks: Conventional readers and writers:

  • Working with Words
  • Writing
  • Self-Selected Reading
  • Reading Comprehension  ​