Kamaruka Education Centre is a specialist single-sex independent school. It was founded in 2001 by Alfonso Scibilia after he completed a Master of Special Education and became passionate about developing an alternative education program for young people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Alfonso developed and led the school for twenty years, until 2020.

The school’s original campus in Richmond operated for 12 years accommodating up to 20 students. In response to the growing demand for Kamaruka’s alternative education program, the school relocated to a larger premises at 52 River Street South Yarra in 2013. Further growth saw the establishment of a second premises at 38 River Street in 2017 to cater to primary school students. Kamaruka Education Centre now offers its alternative program for up to 60 students from Years 3 to 10.

The program offered at Kamaruka is designed for neurodivergent boys, such as those diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), formerly known as Asperger’s Syndrome. Students who enrol at Kamaruka have often found it difficult to navigate the mainstream education system, which may not have been able to accommodate and support their unique needs.

Through a modified curriculum, positive experiences and a sense of belonging at Kamaruka, self-esteem is restored and a pathway towards a rewarding future becomes possible.

Michelle Zintschenko is the Prinicipal of Kamaruka. 


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