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(Australia) Special school adds sensory room; students have "significant challenges"

Dec 13, 2021, St. George and Sutherland Shire Leader: Gift for the senses at Bates Drive School https://www.theleader.com.au/story/7549354/gift-for-the-senses-at-kareela-school/

Bates Drive School Kareela students will enjoy their new space - a sensory room full of equipment designed to develop vital skills. The school has 63 students from Kindergarten to Year 12 who experience significant challenges in managing their emotions, have physical or intellectual disabilities, autism or mental health challenges…. "Working with business donors like Toyota and Hino gives us extra options in supporting our students," Mr Toogood said. "The previous project greatly benefited our students, so we're excited to see how the next phase of this project progresses." Since opening its headquarters in 1995 at Caringbah, Hino Australia has had a strong focus within Sutherland Shire, with many of its staff living in the area. "We are pleased to support not only Bates Drive School but also an additional three schools including Minerva School, Cook School and Dunlea School as part of our Schools Plus partnership," Chief Executive and President of Hino Australia, Sam Suda, said…. "Schools Plus exists to help ensure every child has the opportunity to succeed at school, and we are delighted that Toyota and Hino support us in making that mission a reality."