Fig Tree Pocket School for Young People With Language Disorders Continues Expansion

Australia’s Specialised School for Young People With Language Disorder Continues Expansion

This pioneering Fig Tree Pocket school for children and young people with language disorders is undergoing a major expansion to accommodate an ever-growing enrolment.



Located in Fig Tree Pocket, Mancel College is a specialist Prep to year 12 school operated by Language Disorder Australia. The school is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar upgrade under a seven-stage masterplan which will allow it to expand its capacity, as well as its range of programs and offerings in the curriculum and co-curricular space.

The master plan will deliver new buildings, a rooftop pool, science facilities, a sports hall, and a creative design room. The first of the classroom buildings to be built at the school was completed and opened in November 2022.

Another building is set to rise at the site and will contain more senior school classrooms, a large teaching area for industrial technologies, and a specialist food and hospitality teaching space along with a 20m rooftop pool and changing facilities.

Australia’s Specialised School for Young People With Language Disorder Continues Expansion
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There is also a brand new adventure playground for students from 5 years old to 18 years old built at the school as part of its upgrade. The accessible playground will offer a range of opportunities for physical activities across three levels and will feature a big spiral slide. 

The seven-stage master plan is expected to be finished by 2027 when enrollment is projected to have reached around 300.

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In July 2022, Glenleighden School rebranded and was officially named Mancel College in honour of its founder, Mancel Ellis Robinson OAM who established CHI.L.D Association and the School more than four decades ago.  

To help young people with Language Disorders achieve their full potential, therapists work side by side with specialist teachers using their clinical expertise, skills, and knowledge in evidence-based practice. These help them identify and address the challenges that hinder their student’s learning.