Melbourne Specialist International School (MSIS) was opened in November 2014. Catering for children aged 3-18 years old, it focuses on a model used at Port Philip Specialist School in Melbourne.
The curriculum at MSIS is continuously evolving and is tailored to meet the needs of each individual child. The curriculum combines education, therapy and well-being for each pupil.
Individuals with special needs, those with Intellectual Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and comorbid conditions are often better suited to a vocational curriculum. These programs aim to prepare them to function actively within our community as independently as they can.
To help students gain these skills, The Pantry have come on board to assist in vocational training. Currently, students are acquiring work experience at The Pantry every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 11am. Please come to support MSIS’s vocational and life skills programme during these times. Our sincere thanks in advance as the patrons at the Pantry will help our students from MSIS gain more confidence and enhance their skills.
The students also attend our monthly Farmers Markets selling cards, bookmarks and pictures that they have worked hard to produce.
Profits from sales are used as funds to raise money for the latest projects at MSIS which include the Aspire Vocational Centre where students and other members of the community will gain valuable work experience in areas such as hospitality and leisure and also the construction of a ramp and footpath between the MSIS school building and the Aspire Vocational Centre. This will not only help students who have difficulty with mobility but also provide a much safer and easier route for access.