We are opening the Joshua Centre in 2022 at our Flinders Tyabb Campus.  It will be a special purpose educational facility that supports students on the Autism spectrum by providing a differentiated learning program and environment that is better suited to the sensory needs and routines of students on the Autism spectrum.

We seek to see students with Autism not just survive, but instead thrive in their learning, social connection and wellbeing in order to live a full and purposeful life.

What would an Education look like at the Joshua Centre?

  • The Joshua Centre will provide a Christ-centred education for students on the Autism spectrum.
  • We will start with Grades 2 - 4 and add additional Grades every year.
  • With class sizes of no more than 10 students, the Joshua Centre will provide students with an individualised and differentiated learning program.
  • A teacher and a full time Educational Support staff member will support not only the learning, but also the students’ development of social, problem solving and functional life skills at an important developmental stage of a child’s life.
  • It will be located on the Tyabb campus of Flinders Christian Community College, students at the Joshua Centre will have opportunities to integrate in a limited number of mainstream classes if appropriate.
  • The Joshua Centre will provide an opportunity for students to receive additional onsite support through Psychologists, Occupational Therapists and other approved practitioners.
  • The learning spaces, play spaces and uniform will be designed to provide students with a sensory environment that maximises students’ comfort when at school and minimise unnecessary anxiety or stress.

    Expression of interest

    If you are interested to hear more about the Joshua Centre, please can you complete your details:

    If you would like more information, please contact our Enrolments team on 5973 2000 or via email, enrolments@flinders.vic.edu.au