At Modbury Special School the educational programme is in accordance with the DECD South Australian Curriculum Standards & Accountability (SACSA) Framework. Communication, Self & Social Development, Design & Technology, Understanding Diversity, Understanding Our World, Arts & Creativity and Health and Physical Development are the initial Learning Areas. These are followed by English, Mathematics, Science, Design & Technology, Arts, Society & Environment and Health & Physical Education.

The curriculum is planned in accordance with the Disability Standards of Education (2005). The Australian Curriculum (ACARA) is used to meet the learning needs of all students. Appropriate educational, instructional and environmental adjustments are made to support each child. We report against personalised learning goals developed during each child’s Negotiated Education Plan meeting.

At Modbury Special School we recognise that each student has individual needs and abilities. In every classroom the learning environment and curriculum are personalised to suit the individual student. Incorporating explicit sensory processing and communication strategies to support  students to effectively engage in the curriculum is a major focus.

Each Learning Unit is named for a plant that is native to Australia. Each unit looks and operates quite distinctly from the others as the staff plan to meet the needs of the students. The Grevillea Learning Unit is made up of three smaller groups that are named after native birds.