The Glenleighden School will soon become Mancel College

Marking the twentieth anniversary of its founder’s retirement, The Glenleighden School will be renamed Mancel College on 11 July 2022.

The current website will remain online until we launch our new website in upcoming weeks.
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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 is adapted to suit the diverse learning needs of our students.

So, what does this look like in practice?

At the Glenleighden School, we work from a tiered intervention model. This is not a one-size-fits-all standard; rather we cater for the individual.

Therapists not only plan and work alongside teachers, but also work with small groups of students and individuals, within and outside the classroom.

We work to support learning difficulties while also encouraging and nurturing individual strengths.

You are invited to speak with our therapy team at any time to learn more.


  • As speech, language and related disorders are the primary barrier to learning, language development is emphasised in all areas of the school program. It is also formally taught through explicit instruction as learning language is not the effortless process for these students as it would appear to be for…

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  • Speech, language and related disorders are often associated with developmental difficulties in areas such as motor, perception and sensory. Occupational therapists work as part of the multidisciplinary school team to enable participation and improve access to the curriculum and school environment. Students are engaged in school based activities to…

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  • Many students with speech, language and related disorders present with cooccurring difficulties in motor development. The physiotherapist works in small groups to develop motor planning, core strength, stability and motor base learning. There is also a focus on building endurance, which is important for sustained and coordinated efforts when…

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  • Music therapy actively supports students to improve their health, functioning and wellbeing. Music is motivating, multisensory and supports learning development. At The Glenleighden School, music therapy groups address a range of individual goals, such as social emotional wellbeing, movement and academic skills.

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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.

Our partners

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