Enrolling at Baringa School

Baringa provides education to students between five and eighteen years of age.

To be eligible to enrol at Baringa, students must be assessed as having a mild intellectual disability, that is – a full scale IQ score between 50 – 70 and accepted on the Program for Students with Disabilities under the category of ID.  

This assessment is conducted by an educational psychologist and is usually arranged through the child’s current school. Students who score over 70 must attend a mainstream school and those with a score below 50 should attend Latrobe Special Development School in Traralgon.

Baringa provides an Orientation Program for students wishing to access the school. Information about the Orientation Program can be found on the Transition Page.

Prep Enrolment Requirements

It is a requirement from the Department of Education & Early Childhood Development that parents of all prep students provide birth certificates (evidence of date of birth and birth name)
AND Immunisation Entry Certificates (history statement after all preschool immunisations are complete) on enrolment.

Immunisation certificates are available from the local council and The Australian Childhood Immunisation Register. A child is deemed to be immunised when she/he has received immunisations against Diphtheria, Tetanus, Poliomyelitis, Measles and Mumps.

Click here to go to the Australian Childhood Immunisation Register website.


Dual Attendance

Baringa provides two options for students attending the school. These include full time placement at Baringa, and dual attendance, where the student attends some days at Baringa and some days at their mainstream school.

When a dual attendance placement is selected, both schools monitor the students’ progress and maintain contact through SSGs (Student Support Group meetings) and shared use of the communication book.


Baringa currently operates a healthy canteen program one day a week. Secondary students run this program each Thursday Profits from canteen sales go towards subsidising bus costs for camps and excursions and other special activities. Click here for the canteen price list.

School Uniform & School Requirements

The Baringa School uniform is compulsory. The uniform consists of navy blue track pants, polo shirts, hooded jumper– all embroidered with the school logo. In summer, students may wear navy blue shorts and girls may wear a blue and white checked summer dress. As we are a Sun Smart School all students must wear a hat whenever outdoors in Term 1 and Term 4. Uniforms can be purchased from the below locations.

Beleza Store

Address: 26B George Street Moe Vic 3825
Phone: (03) 5126 2165
Business Hours: Open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 9:30am to 4:30pm
Closed on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays.

16A Seymour Street Traralgon Vic 3844
Phone: (03) 5176 5077
Business Hours: Open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9:30am to 5:00pm
Closed on Wednesdays.