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    A message from our Principal

    Craig Mc Nee

    I am thrilled to share with you the unique and impactful work happening at Aspect Hunter School. We are dedicated to serving students on the autism spectrum and we take immense pride in our mission to provide personalised learning experiences that empower each student to reach their full potential.

    At our school, we recognize that every student is an individual with unique abilities, interests, and challenges. Our approach is centred around personalised learning, which means tailoring education to meet each child’s specific needs. Whether it’s adapting the curriculum, providing additional support, or fostering independence, we are committed to ensuring that every student thrives.

    Our cornerstone is the Aspect Comprehensive Approach (ACA), drawing upon more than 50 years of expertise in providing services to children, young people, and adults on the autism spectrum. The ACA aims to provide individualised education that caters to the unique needs, strengths, and interests of each student. It recognises that every child on the autism spectrum is different, and we tailor interventions accordingly. This evidence-based approach focuses on creating a supportive and nurturing environment where challenging behaviours are addressed proactively.

    As a school, we are deeply connected to our community. We value collaboration, transparency and open communication. Our doors are always open, and we encourage parents, caregivers, and community members to actively participate in our journey.

    Our vision extends beyond the classroom. We aspire to prepare our students not only for academic success but also for meaningful lives as contributing members of society. Together, we celebrate diversity, embrace neurodiversity, and champion inclusion.

    I invite you to visit our school, meet our dedicated staff, and witness the incredible progress our students make every day.

    Let’s continue to build a community where everyone thrives.

    Craig McNee
    Principal, Aspect Hunter School

    Learn about our School

    Our purpose built school, in Thornton, NSW is the ideal location to start your child's education journey in a close-knit, caring community. We also offer 6 satellite classes that are specialised autism-specific classes located within mainstream Department of Education and Catholic schools. These classes are located across Newcastle, the Hunter region and Port Macquarie. We also offer a Distance Education program.

    Our school proudly caters for students from Kindergarten through to Year 12.

    Enrolment and Fees

    Enrolment & Fees

    Enrolling into an Aspect School is easy. See here for information on the process and our School fees and costs.

    Enrolment Information Sessions

    Enrolment Information Sessions are held regularly throughout the year for families who want to know more about our education program and the enrolment process. For the schedule of information sessions, please contact our school on

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