Eligibility criteria

The Currajong School offers a path to personal and academic achievement for students who have struggled to find success in the mainstream model. Students must have an average to high IQ to benefit from the program.




The criteria on which offers of enrolment at Currajong are made are as follows:


Severe Emotional Disorder

Children who require special education provision as well as psychiatric or psychological treatment - or monitoring - in relation to the social, emotional and behavioural problems they are experiencing.



Children should be at least 5 years of age and under 14 years of age during their placement at Currajong. They should be no older than 11 years of age at the time of enrolment.


Family Involvement

Parents and caregivers need to be aware of Currajong’s Conditions of Entry and school policies, and undertake to comply with these.


Intellectual Ability

Children need to be functioning within or above the normal range of intelligence (as measured on a standardised test), to be able to benefit from the programs offered at Currajong. As the level of intelligence may be difficult to determine in very young children with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, such children may be referred on to a more appropriate school placement following periodic review.


Duration of Placement

There should be a clear understanding by referrers and families that placement at Currajong is full time over a three-year period. This may be extended according to individual need and is dependent on the age of the child upon enrolment.


Prognosis for Change

There should be positive indicators of children’s ability to sustain changes made and to reintegrate into mainstream education following placement at Currajong.