Brinbeal Secondary College is close to completion

Brinbeal Secondary College will be a supported inclusion school, designed to cater for a higher than usual proportion of students with disability.

15 September 2023

Students with disability will receive enhanced support and high-quality, evidence-based educational provision alongside mainstream students to the greatest extent possible in a safe, accessible and supportive environment.

Enrolments are now open

In its first year of operation, Brinbeal Secondary College will open to Year 7 students only, and progress by year level thereafter. The 2024 school zones are available at

For all enrolment queries, please email or call 0467 630 278.

Learn more about the Year 6-7 placement process .

The new school name

Brinbeal Secondary College was chosen as this new school’s name following a two-week community consultation. Brinbeal (pronounced brin-bill) is a Bunurong word meaning rainbow.

We used Riverdale Secondary School as an interim name while the school was being planned and designed.

Principal appointment

Simon Haber has been appointed as principal of the new school.

Simon has been an educator in metro and regional schools for over 20 years. Most recently he was the principal at Tarneit Senior College. He is passionate about creating safe and inclusive schools that support all students to learn and achieve. As the foundation principal of Brinbeal Secondary College, Simon will focus on student learning, wellbeing and agency.


How are supported inclusion schools different to other schools?

Supported inclusion schools are mainstream schools designed to support a higher number of students with a disability than typical mainstream schools. We equip the schools so all students can learn and play together in the same areas as much as possible.

This gives students with a disability greater access to mainstream education and allows some to attend a school closer to home.

Supported inclusion schools support and enhance learning with additional features such as:

  • acoustics and lighting designed for the needs of students with particular disabilities
  • wider corridors where wheelchairs can pass
  • fitness rooms for physical education and therapy
  • enhanced accessible toilets fitted with hoists
  • smaller multipurpose spaces suitable for consultations, 1:1, or small group learning
  • additional provisions for student pick-up/drop-off
  • covered walkways
  • kitchen facilities for students with special dietary or medication requirements.


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