The Glenleighden School

Based in the beautiful suburb of Fig Tree Pocket, The Glenleighden School was established in 1979 and is operated by Speech & Language Development Australia.

We offer a full educational experience tailored for children and young people with Language Disorder, including DLD.

Children with Language Disorder often have difficulties following directions, communicating in the classroom and/or regulating their behaviour. They frequently go unidentified, due to the fact that their poor language skills and academic performance are attributed to other issues.

Our individualised approach to education and therapy ensures our students are enabled to achieve extraordinary outcomes beyond what anyone imagined possible.

Rich and diverse learning opportunities are carefully crafted and delivered through a process of discovery, inquiry and exploration.

We target developmentally appropriate elements of the Australian Curriculum, with a strong focus on the General Capabilities in literacy, numeracy and personal/social wellbeing.

We look forward to working with you to help your child find their voice.

  • Speech & Language Development Australia (SALDA) prides itself on the quality and diversity of its multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary approach to service provision, reflected in all services and particularly exemplified in The Glenleighden School team. A Welcome from the Executive Principal For over forty years, The Glenleighden School has provided…

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  • The Glenleighden School delivers the Australian Curriculum with the support of a multidisciplinary team focused on targeted intervention. Allied health professionals, working with students, include speech therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, music therapists, and psychologist. Education at Glenleighden involves specialist teaching methods and management approaches based on a detailed understanding…

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  • Where else can you receive quality allied health services embedded within daily school life? We are proud of our ability to ensure all students have access to integrated speech therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, music therapy, behaviour therapy and psychological services. Therapists work alongside teachers to ensure the Australian Curriculum…

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  • The Glenleighden School provides a specialised program to meet the learning needs of children with a disability for whom language is their primary barrier to accessing curriculum. We cater for students from prep to year 12 and welcome applicants for all of these levels.  We are happy to take…

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  • IS THERE A CATCHMENT AREA? No, The Glenleighden School does not have a defined catchment zone. The only requirement for enrolment is that a student’s primary barrier to learning must be language and they must be able to be verified with either Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) • hearing impairment (HI) • intellectual…

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  • Here you can get up to date on the latest school news and learn more about the many exciting initiatives students, staff and families are undertaking each week.

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  • Welcome to the parent area of our website. Here you will find important forms, policies and information relating to our school uniform. We also invite you to learn more about our hard working Parents, Staff & Friends (PS&F) committee.

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We put the interests of others above our own and actively seek out opportunities to help.


We love what we do and show this through our enthusiasm, energy and positive mindset.


We have high expectations of ourselves and each other, and continually strive to be better tomorrow than we were today.


We accept responsibility, do what is expected of us and are answerable to each other.


We are friendly, generous and considerate in everything we do.


We deliberately enable others, develop their agency and voice, and are committed to their success.


We show through our everyday actions that we value others as unique individuals, entitled to our high regard and dignity; honouring their difference and contribution.

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Our partners

  • Non Schools Organisation
  • QLD Government
  • Independent Schools QLD
  • Griffith University