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Welcome to Suneden

pngWelcome to Suneden Specialist School. It is a privilege to introduce you to an educational facility where a team of highly qualified, skilled and dedicated staff work together to provide a quality education for students with special needs.

Suneden, founded in 1943, is an independent, low fee paying, non-denominational school for children with intellectual and multiple physical disabilities aged 5-21 years. The school is located in Mitchell Park, a central-southern suburb of Adelaide, South Australia.

Suneden caters for up to 70 students, and provides a caring and educationally stimulating environment with small class sizes, excellent facilities and a high staff ratio. A range of educational programmes are tailored to suit the needs of the individual students. These programmes are supported by our on-site Speech Pathologist,  Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist.

Suneden has close links with a number of external agencies to assist with the provision of support and programmes, these include Novita, Minda Inc., Bedford Industries, Autism SA, NDIS and the Down Syndrome Society. The school offers practicum placements to students undertaking University Degrees including Teaching, Psychology, Speech Pathology, Occupational Therapy and Disability Studies.

Suneden’s philosophy is based on the principle that all students have a right to:

  • A safe and caring environment
  • Be treated with respect and dignity
  • An appropriate curriculum to meet their needs

If you would like to discuss your child’s educational needs, please arrange an appointment time with me.

I look forward to meeting you.

Anne Martin


We welcome all enquiries and encourage you to contact us via phone, email or using the form on our Contact page.