Our Purpose

The purpose of Montague is to provide exemplary learning programs for secondary students with a mild intellectual disability, who are eligible for funding under the Department's Students with Disability funding. 

 

The aims of the learning programs are:

 

  • To equip students with the educational knowledge, skills and abilities required

 

  • To obtain employment or to participate in further education

 

  •  To provide students with the capacity to live as independent and contributing members of the community.

 

  • The values which underpin all actions of the whole school community are: The belief that every student has the right and the capacity to integrate fully into their community The belief that every member of the school community is valued and respected. The belief that all members of the school community should work as a harmonious team.

 

The school is committed to providing a pathway to post school life via participation in Vocational Employment and Training [VET] and Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning [VCAL] programs. These programs are school based or offered in liaison with other providers such as the inner VET cluster, Kangan and Holmesglen TAFE and local industry.

 

Each student has a Managed Individual Pathways Plan.

 

The school is housed in a heritage building which traces its origin to 1889 when it was the Montague State School. The facility and grounds are conducive to an open, relaxed learning atmosphere for students. As Montague is in South Melbourne on the 109 Light Rail line it is accessible to students from all over Melbourne.