Kamaruka Education Centre was founded in 2001 by the current principal, Alfonso Scibilia, to cater for a unique group of boys whose needs could not be accommodated in the mainstream classroom.

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 intervention program offered, the school relocated to a larger premises at 52 River Street South Yarra in 2013. Further growth saw the establishment of a second premises in 2017 for the Primary Annex at 38 River street – four doors down. Kamaruka Education Centre now offers its alternative intervention program for up to 60 students from years 3 to 10.

The program offered at Kamaruka is designed for boys diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), but can also benefit a select group of boys diagnosed with high functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD), formerly known as Asperger’s. A commonality amongst these boys is the low self-esteem developed over several years of failure in mainstream schools.

Their social inadequacies and emotional issues threaten their academic progress and social inclusion in our society. Through positive experiences and sense of belonging, self-esteem is restored and a pathway towards a rewarding career becomes achievable. Co-morbid disorders such as Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and Conduct Disorder (CD) often compromise their progress, as does the anxiety which many of these boys present with at enrolment.

Big thanks to the Local Schools Community Fund which has provided 15 Laptops and an Interactive whiteboard for our students.



Monday 1 FEB – Thursday 1 APR Term

Tuesday 23 FEB – Thursday 25 FEB Phillip Island (Secondary) Camp
Tuesday 2 MAR – Thursday 4 MAR Phillip Island (Primary) Camp

Thursday 28 & Friday 29 JAN
Friday 26 FEB (Secondary); 5 MAR (Primary) [Pupil free]Curriculum


Monday 19 APR – Friday 18 JUN Term

Monday 17 MAY – Thursday 20 MAY Gilwell Park (Primary) Camp
Monday 24 MAY – Thursday 27 MAY Gilwell Park (Secondary) Camp

Friday 21 (Primary) & 28 (Secondary) MAY [Pupil free]Curriculum


Monday 12 JUL – Friday 10 SEP Term

Monday 9 AUG – Thursday 12 AUG Caringal (Year 9 & 10) Camp
Tuesday 17 AUG – Thursday 19 AUG Caringal (Year 7 & 8) Camp

Friday 13 (Year 9 & 10) & 20 (Year 7 & 8) AUG [Pupil free]Curriculum


Monday 4 OCT – Friday 3 DEC Term


Public Holidays: Labour Day MON 8 MAR, Good Friday FRI 2 APR, Queen’s Birthday MON 14 JUN, Melb Cup MON 1 & TUE 2 NOV